- Registration number
- Item name
- Mr William Effey
- Acquisition date
- April 22, 1950
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr William Stephens
- Raw material
- clam shell (Tridacna sp.), turtle shell, plant fibre string
- H: 110 mm W: 110 mm L: D: 10 mm Circum:
Clam shell disc with turtle shell openwork; held together at centre with plant fibre string; depicts four figures. Clam shell diameter is 110 mm and 10 mm depth; turtle shell diameter is 95 mm.
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.
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].