- Registration number
- Item name
- Water container
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Solomon Islands > Rennell and Bellona Province > Rennell Island
- Mr William Effey
- Acquisition date
- April 22, 1950
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr William Stephens
- Raw material
- coconut shell; plant fibre, hibiscus
- H: 400 mm W: 150 mm L: D: 150 mm Circum:
Coconut shell water container enclosed in a plant fibre plaited netting bag with handle; small hole at the top of the coconut. Registration number 4463 marked with tag.
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.
The plant fibre used for the bag is possibly hibiscus [E. Baines, pers. comms. 09/10/2012].
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].