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Knife

Obsidian blade technology on this island group is over 4,000 years old. Obsidian sources were originally located on the islands of Poam, Mouk and Lou and was traded along...

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Boomerang

Wooden boomerang decorated with red ochre and two transverse white bands. One arm tapers to a round end, the other end is blunt....

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Club

Transverse-ridged broad paddle club derived from the Fijian culacula, although narrower and unserrated. Fully engraved with tavatava zigzags of Fijian origin, its engraving is nevertheless distinctively Samoan....

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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

Made of hardened basalt, such weapons were deadly in battle. It was aimed at the enemy’s upper body or used to finish off a wounded enemy with a downward blow...

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Club

Wooden Hand-Clubs, Patu The patu was a short teardrop-shaped hand-club, and was in many ways the definitive one-handed weapon of the Maori warrior. During the later 18th and earlier 19th century,...

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