- Registration number
- Item name
- Carved figure
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Milne Bay Province
- Mr W. Cottrell-Dormer
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1974
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr W. Cottrell-Dormer
- Raw material
- wood, commercial paint
- H: 570 mm W: 200 mm L: D: Circum:
Carved wood male figure standing on a round base wearing black and red garment; painted brown, black, red and white.
Carved figure of a native policeman. Portraying a part of life in Papua New Guinea before Independence in 1975, these figures – a native policeman, a prisoner  and a tea boy  with buai (betel nut) stained teeth were regular characters in the policing of what was still then, a largely unexplored country [In the Red exhibition label].
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.