- Museum number
Arrow made of bamboo, wood, bone, grass.
Length: 115 centimetres
Width: 1 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- G.C. Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA FROM ALU AND MONO reads:
113. Arrows (iliu). Bought in Alu; originally bought in Alu from a canoe from Kieta. The one with a square opening called rokarokata. The barbs are called uarau: are made of bones of flying-fox (ramau). The grass bound round is latili. The white is fioi; the red is loto. The black (sibi) on the point end is made by putting in fire. The shaft is of koltang bamboo; the part towards point is of paratu wood; the point is made of kebara wood. These arrows are used for war in Kieta, and used to be so used in Alu (now for fish-shooting).
Note sheet number: 1609.Ref.Tg.
[Also recorded that there are three arrows, one is broken and not registered].
- 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: 113 (Wheeler catalogue in Eth Doc 1096)