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Photography by George Serras, Lannon Harley, Dragi Markovic and Dean McNicoll, National Museum of Australia, unless otherwise acknowledged.
A selection of objects from the Cook's Pacific Encounters exhibition: (left to right) Helu (comb), Tonga, coconut leaf midribs, plaited fibre, l. 13 cm, w. 5.5 cm, Inv. Oz 159; Tuinga (pendant), Tonga, shell, tortoiseshell, bone, teeth, cord, l. 12 cm, Inv. Oz 190; Heva (mourning dress), Tahiti and the Society Islands, shell, barkcloth, tortoiseshell, feathers, mother-of-pearl; Kupe'e ho'okalakala (bracelet), Hawai'i, boar tusks, olona fibre, about 20.4 cm (inner), 40.7 cm (outer), h. 10 cm, Inv. Oz 239.
The complete collection of objects displayed in this exhibition can be viewed at www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/past_exhibitions/cooks_pacific_encounters
Object photography courtesy of the Georg-August University of Göttingen; photos: Harry Haase, Uwe Walter and Michael Tropea.