- Registration number
- Item name
- Mr William Effey
- Acquisition date
- April 22, 1950
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr William Stephens
- Raw material
- H: 940 mm W: 185 mm L: D: 25 mm Circum:
Axe carved from single piece of wood; pointed end; blackened.
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.
These long-handled axes carved entirely from wood, might have been made for dancing, the pointed ends could be driven into the ground when not used. It’s possible they were made for tourists [David Akin and Graham Baines, Solomon Islands: Re-enchantment and the Colonial Shadow label].