Model canoe

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
4487
Item name
Model canoe 
Category
Model/Game
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands > Guadalcanal Province > Guadalcanal Island
Map
Collector
Mr William Effey 
Acquisition date
April 22, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr William Stephens 
Raw material
wood; shell; putty nut; pigment, natural
Dimensions
H: 250 mm W: L: 1300 mm D: 150 mm Circum:

Description

Model canoe made of blackened wood; putty nut used to seal the inside; canoe reinforced with pieces of wood bound with vine to inside notches; one end raises to a point; small pieces of mother-of-pearl shell inlaid into putty nut on outer surface; at one end a round piece of mother-of-pearl on each side frames a hole. Registration number 4487 marked with tag.

Research notes

This binabina type of canoe of the Central islands and adjacent Guadalcanal and Santa Isabel was used for passengers and trade [Graham Baines].

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].

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