Model Canoe

Production date
Pre 1913
Country
Vanuatu
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Description
Model canoe
Classification
CH classification MARITIME TECHNOLOGY Model Ships
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander canoe
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Production place
Measurements
L650 x W605 x H210 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, plant fibre
History and use
Seafaring is a way of life in the Pacific, which is reflected in the sophisticated and diverse techniques of boat building found throughout the region. Early European visitors marvelled at the skill of Pacific canoe builders and many collected model boats to take home as examples. This model outrigger from Vanuatu was acquired by Queensland Museum in 1913.
Registration number
E325

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