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With axe like projection, the end bound with braided human hair
Early 19th Century
Size: 129cm long – 50¾ ins long
Warfare was frequent taking the form of ambushes and local skirmishes with few fatalities. The wood club was the favoured weapon, which Georg Forster, on Cook’s second voyage, applauded for their refinement, praising the polish of the casuaruna wood clubs and stating that... ‘much more care and ingenuity have been bestowed on this part of their manufactures than any other’.