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Plaited coir sinnet and linen fabric bound around the base of the shaft. Natural highly polished patina
Early 19th Century
Size: 77cm long – 30¼ ins long
During Cook’s second Pacific voyage on the Resolution he spent 2 weeks in New Caledonia and experienced very little hostility from the people. In fact the men brought their weapons to sell and trade for European goods and many of these still remain in the Cook Voyage collections.