Booklet

Production date
Unknown
Country
Solomon Islands
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Description
Booklet of stapled A4 pages featuring reproductions of designs created by children in Solomon Islands.
Classification
CH classification BOOKS Children's colouring book
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander
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Measurements
A4 paper (224 x 297 x 4 mm), 11pp
Media/Materials description
Paper, cardboard, metal staples
Signature/Marks
'Helen Barrett
History and use
This object is from the Helen Barrett collection, which was donated to Queensland Museum in 2014. Miss Helen Barrett worked as a nurse with the Australian Board of Mission in Solomon Islands from 1947 until 1984. Barrett was based at Tasia in Isabel Province, and Maravovo on Guadalcanal before being stationed at the Hospital of the Epiphany at Fauabu, Malaita from 1968 until 1984. In the 1990s, Barrett worked with the Mothers Union in the Torres Strait Islands. Her collection largely comprises of objects that were presented as gifts over the course of her missionary work in Melanesia.

This stapled booklet features drawings by local school children. The booklet was kept by the donor for when bishops would ask her for new patterns for their stoles. Instead of crosses she gave them fish and other traditional designs.
Registration number
E40771

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