- Museum number
Shaped length of bamboo, with engraved representation of fish or birds. Probably a canoe bailer.
- Curator's comments
- G.C. Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA COLLECTED IN SIMBO (Eth.Doc.1096) reads:
34. Probably a canoe-baler (pono, hono?). (Joyce said this is used to attract bonito by working it in sea).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Gerald C Wheeler was an anthropologist who researched in Solomon Islands in 1908 to 1909 on an expedition with W. H. R. Rivers and A. M. Hocart. He began on Simbo but spent most of his time on Alu. He gave collections of artefacts to the British Museum in 1927, registered as Oc1927.0310 and Oc1927.1003 and documented in Eth Doc 1096.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 34 (Wheeler catalogue (Simbo) in Eth Doc 1096)