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Club

Greenstone Hand-Clubs, Mere Pounamu Mere pounamu, teardrop-shaped hand-clubs made of greenstone, are among the very most precious of all Maori cultural treasures. Pounamu greenstone, although often called jade in older Western...

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Mere pounamu

Mere pounamu was gifted to RAMM through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme in 2008. Teardrop-shaped hand-clubs made of greenstone, are among the very most precious of all Maori cultural treasures. Pounamu...

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Staff

Tokotoko or Orators staff. These were used in formal speech making, the highest art form in New Zealand, and therefore were also signs of authority. They would have been...

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Taiaha

Staff with carved top in the form of a head with an elongated tongue protruding in a typical Maori gesture of defiance. This is both a fighting weapon and a...

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Poi ball

Poi balls are used as percussion instruments to accompany dance, song and tribal histories. They may have developed from balls used to strengthen warriors’ wrists and improve their coordination....

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Walking stick

This walking stick (tokotoko) is from New Zealand. It is a finely decorated and polished example of this type of object, with a small humanoid figure carved into the wood...

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Club

This is a tewhatewha, a quarter-circle back-weighted club. This two-handed weapon was wielded in a manner were blows were landed with the straight, flat side; alternatively the pointed butt...

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Club

The taiaha is the Maori version of the spear club. Early examples are short and plain with no carving, while later examples are much longer and entirely covered with...

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Club

In combat, the tassel of feathers on the club (tewhatewha) was shaken to distract the opponent. The blow was then delivered by the back of the blade. Obtained by Montague...

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