- Indigenous name
- Morimori (Kwaio language)
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Malaita Province > Malaita Island
- Captain Sydney Mercer-Smith
- Acquisition date
- December 08, 1951
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr Sydney Mercer-Smith
- Raw material
- Wood; plant fibre
- H: 911 mm W: 85 mm L: D: 29 mm Circum:
Carved wood club; head is slightly pointed; equal width down to handle where it tapers and widens; surface raises to a ridge along the centre; lower section of club wrapped with plaited fibre. Registration number 2118 marked with pen and tag.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition ‘Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow’, a scholarly project curated by Diana Young in collaboration with research consultants Graham Baines, Annie Ross, Clive Moore and David Akin, August 2016 – June 2017.
Place attributed by David Akin.
Part of a large group of objects donated to the University’s Anthropology Museum by Mr Sydney Mercer-Smith. The objects were collected by his father Captain Sydney Mercer-Smith in the years 1893-1900 while he was employed as a Queensland government agent in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu [Mercer-Smith source file].