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Smooth Glossy Patina
Size: 42.5cm high – 16¾ ins high
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 13, item no. 118, for another example
In 1884 the missionary Reverend Thomas Williams wrote regarding the ula ‘another weapon much used is the missile club, which is worn in the girdle sometimes in pairs like pistols… This is hurled with great precision and used formerly to be the favourite implement of assassination’ (Rev. T. Williams; Fiji and the Fijians, Pg 47)