- Registration number
- Item name
- Walking stick
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Milne Bay Province > Kiriwina Goodenough District > Trobriand Islands
- Mr Michael James Healy
- Acquisition date
- March 28, 1978
- Acquisition method
- On loan from Mr W. C. and Mrs J. A. Moloney
- Raw material
- ebony wood
- H: 940 mm W: 40 mm L: D: Circum:
Carved ebony walking stick with two figures standing on top another figure; figures are finely incised.
March 1978 interview with M J Healy's daughter, Mrs Jennifer Moloney: The main figure and the crawling and the little tiny figures in comparison to the chief and the two in submission. That would be about the right height for the chief who was a short man. He gave that to dad. He got these others from the craftsman that did them and they were the gods at the time. They all seem to be female [Moloney source file]. The walking stick was made c. 1947.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Double Up: Pasifika Treasures from the UQ Anthropology Museum' curated by Diana Young with Jane Willcock, 5 February - 9 April 2010.