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Used as a commemorate presentation gift to celebrate a 50 year anniversary inscribed: ‘Fiji October 10th 1874 to 1924’ and with the motto ‘Rere Vaka Nakalou Ka Doka Na Tui’.
The tooth late 18th / early 19th Century
Size: 24.5cm wide, 8.5cm high, 6cm deep – 9¾ ins wide, 3¼ ins high, 2¼ deep
Weight: 1245 grams – (2.11 lb’s)
Drilled at both ends for attaching sinnet cord this old tabua was probably of sufficient size and importance for it to be reassigned for use as a presentation gift in the early 20th century.