- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Autonomous Region of Bougainville (North Solomons Province) > Central Bougainville > Near Kieta
- Mr William Effey
- Acquisition date
- April 22, 1950
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr William Stephens
- Raw material
- stone, paint, shell
- H: 270 mm W: 85 mm L: D: 170 mm Circum:
Carved figure made from plaster or stone; blackened body; round red cap; prognathous face; eyes are inset and inlaid with shell.
The provenance of this figure is recorded as coming from Bougainville, although the person or people who made it appears to have incorporated both Bougainvillean and Solomon Island features seen in the red cap typical of Bougainville figures but with a prognathous face typical of the Solomon Island nguzu-nguzu [G. and E. Baines, 09/10/20121].
William Effey was an Australian businessman in Queensland who owned Rowes Cafe in Brisbane and was a shareholder of Hivo Plantations Ltd, which operated a copra plantation in Haevo, Santa Isabel from around 1913 to 1936. Although Effey did not live in Haevo he collected many items through his contacts during his visits possibly up until the 1940's [Effey source file].