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Arrows made of reed or bamboo with the point made from hard black wood.

Arrows

wood, plant fibre, Vanuatu, l. 97.5–159 cm, Inv. Oz 1145, 1263, 1264, 1517, 1212

A long S-shaped bow made of dark brown wood

Bow (s-shaped bow)

wood, Vanuatu, l. 158.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1218

Bow made of hard dark brown wood.

Bow

wood, Vanuatu, l. 143.3 cm, Inv. Oz 1155

Short bow made of brown wood.

Bow

wood, Vanuatu, l. 115 cm, Inv. Oz 1217

Long bow, made of brown wood. A strong cord made of three twisted strings made of hibiscus fibre, attached as a bowstring.

Bow

wood, Vanuatu, l. 134 cm, Inv. Oz 1258

Short bow made of brown wood that tapers sharply towards both ends.

Bow Oz

wood, Vanuatu, l. 162.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1262

Club made of brown wood with a handle that is slightly rhomboid shaped at one end and pointed at the other. Both ends separated by a pair of bulged rings.

Club ‘akau-ta

wood, Tonga, l. 78 cm, w. 9 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 17

Club made of brown wood with the upper end a paddle-like shape.

Club ‘akau-ta

wood, Tonga, l. 153 cm, w. 15 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 18

Club made of brown wood carved with curved or zigzag lines and other patterns, as well as with representations of human figures, fish and turtles.

Club ‘akau-ta

wood, Tonga, l. 89 cm, Inv. Oz 124

Club made of brown wood. The upper end is larger and rhomboid-shaped – the lower end of the handle has a small knob.

Club ‘akau-ta

wood, Tonga, l. 72 cm, Inv. Oz 125

Club made of brown wood with a handle that is slightly rhomboid shaped at one end and pointed at the other. Both ends separated by a bulged ring.

Club ‘akau-ta

wood, Tonga, l. 86.5 cm, Inv. Oz 126

Club made of brown wood with a handle that is slightly rhomboid shaped at one end and pointed at the other. Both ends separated by a pair of bulged rings. A tiny knob on the bottom end.

Club ‘akau-ta

wood, Tonga, l. 78.5 cm, Inv. Oz 127

Club made of brown wood with a handle that is slightly rhomboid shaped at one end and pointed at the other. Both ends separated by a bulged ring.

Club ‘akau-ta

wood, Tonga, l. 80 cm, Inv. Oz 128

Club made of brown wood that is slightly rhomboid shaped at one end and ornamented with dots and diagonal, zigzag, and horizontal lines. Both ends separated by eight bulged rings.

Club ‘akau-ta

wood, Tonga, l. 117 cm, w. 12.5 cm, Inv. Oz 130

Club made of brown wood that is rhomboid shaped at one end and ornamented with rhomboid, triangular, and linear patterns at the other. Ornamented part is divided by four groups of bulged rings.

Club ‘akau-ta

wood, Tonga, l. 121 cm, w. 16 cm, Inv. Oz 131

Club made of brown wood. End of handle is round, but becomes rhomboid towards the middle. Upper end shaped like a paddle and both ends separated by two pairs of bulged rings.

Club ‘akau-ta

wood, Tonga, l. 128 cm, Inv. Oz 351

Club made of brown wood that is slightly rhomboid shaped at one end and paddle-shaped at the other. Both ends separated by a pair of bulged rings framing a section of engraving.

Club ‘akau-ta

wood, Tonga, l. 134 cm, w. 16 cm, Inv. Oz 356

A club with a mushroom shaped head made of wood.

Club

wood, New Caledonia, l. 75–78.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1095

A club with a mushroom shaped head made of wood.

Club

wood, New Caledonia, l. 75–78.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1096

A club with a mushroom shaped head made of wood.

Club

wood, New Caledonia, l. 75–78.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1097

Flat wooden club with hole drilled through at the grip end, with plaited plant fibres drawn through three times to make a strap.

Club patu kotiate

wood, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 32 cm, w. 11.5 cm, Inv. Oz 274

Flat club made of dark brown wood.

Club patu meremere

wood, New Zealand, l. 37 cm, w. 10 cm, Inv. Oz 275

Flat club made of dark basalt, with hole drilled at the grip end with a strap made of twisted twine.

Club patu onewa

basalt, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 35.5 cm, w. 9.5 cm, Inv. Oz 278

Flat club made of dark basalt, with hole drilled at the grip end with a strap made of twisted twine.

Club patu onewa

basalt, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 36.5 cm, w. 7.5 cm, Inv. Oz 279

Flat whalebone club with hole drilled through at the grip end with twisted plant fibre cord drawn through it.

Club patu paraoa

whalebone, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 46 cm, w. 8 cm, Inv. Oz 276

club made of whalebone, with hole drilled at the grip end, with strap made of plaited cord.

Club patu paraoa

whalebone, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 47.5 cm, w. 9.5 cm, Inv. Oz 277

Club made of reddish-brown wood

Club pouwhenua

wood, New Zealand, l. 122 cm, Inv. Oz 284

Staff made of brown wood, the grip end decorated with line and facial ornaments.

Club taiaha

wood, New Zealand, l. 137 cm, w. 5.8 cm, Inv. Oz 281

Club made of heavy brown wood, the grip end decorated with line and facial ornaments, the eyes inlaid with mother-of -pearl shell.

Club taiaha

wood, paua shell, New Zealand, l. 195.5 cm, w. 10.1 cm (blade), Inv. Oz 282

Club made of hard, reddish-brown wood.

Club tewhatewha

wood, New Zealand, l. 142.5 cm, w. 23.5 cm (blade), Inv. Oz 283

Clubs made of brown, heavy wood, one of nearly black wood.

Clubs

wood, unattributed, l. 116.5 cm; l. 124 cm, Inv. Oz 546, 547

Bag for sling stones made of 1mm thick, twisted plant fibres with mesh or net like carrier straps tied to the ends of the bag.

Hip bag (for sling stones)

plant fibre, New Caledonia, l. 50 cm (straps), w. 28.5 cm, h. 14 cm, Inv. Oz 705

Long oar-shaped club made of hard black wood, with a round shaft becoming a flat blade ending in a curve.

Oar-shaped club parahu

wood, Marquesas Islands, l. 256 cm, w. 10.5 cm (max.), Inv. Oz 103

Spearhead made from the backbone of a stingray with a plaited band of coconut fibres threaded through a hole at the flattened end.

Ray sting foto

Tonga, l. 13 cm, Inv. Oz 217

Spearhead made from the backbone of a stingray and broken off at one end.

Ray sting foto

Tonga, l. 19 cm, Inv. Oz 218

 long knotted staff or club made of wood nearly in its natural shape. The lower end is wrapped in coconut fibre.

Rhizome club

wood, Vanuatu, l. 170.4 cm, Inv. Oz 826

Sling made of two twisted plant fibre strings about 2mm thick with a tufted end. The sling stones, from steatite, have the shape of a symmetrical egg.

Sling and sling stones

Sling, plant fibre, New Caledonia, l. 220 cm, Inv. Oz 693; Sling stones, New Caledonia, l. 4.9–6 cm, Inv. Oz 694–698

A rotation sling. The pouch and cords are made as one piece, from coconut fibres, which are intertwined with other plant material and plaited into tight and firm coils.

Sling ma’a

coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 214 cm, w. 4 cm, Inv. Oz 702

Spear made of brown wood and polished. The point is 24cm long with six rows of three barbs each.

Spear ihe

wood, Hawaii, l. 261 cm, Inv. Oz 255

Spear made from a greyish-brown wood with its end resembling that of a billiard cue that tapers sharply towards the point.

Spear

wood, Vanuatu, l. 155 cm, Inv. Oz 1283

Spear made of hardwood that has been carved and smoothed.

Spear

wood, Vanuatu, l. 163 cm, Inv. Oz 1285

Spear made from wood.

Spear

wood. New Caledonia, l. 210 cm, Inv. Oz 845

Spear made of brown wood with barbs on three edges, irregular shaft with numerous knots in the wood.

Spear tao kaniwha, spear tao huata, spears tao

Spear tao kaniwha, wood, New Zealand, l. 306 cm, Inv. Oz 1278; spear tao huata, wood, New Zealand, l. 270 cm, Inv. Oz 1280; spears tao, wood, New Zealand, l. 234–161.5 cm, Inv. Oz 1279, 1281

Spear thrower, cord or rope-like, made from plant fibre material intertwined with single coconut fibres to form a ring-shaped loop at one end and a complex knot at the other.

Spear-thrower

plant, coconut fibre, New Caledonia, l. 21.3 cm, Inv. Oz 699