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Club patu paraoa

Club patu paraoa

Place: New Zealand
Category: War

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

Forster Register A.2 (?): ‘four shorter [Pata-patu from New Zealand]’

Flat whalebone club, hole drilled through at the grip end, with strap made of plaited cord. These clubs were also well represented, as indicated by the numerous examples which have been handed down (see Kaeppler 1978a: 189f.). Markus Schindlbeck


Kaeppler, Adrienne L, ‘Artificial Curiosities’ Being An Exposition of Native Manufactures Collected on the Three Pacific Voyages of Captain James Cook RN [Exhibition catalogue], Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, 1978a.

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