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Type 2B fine grained greywacke adze. Polished all over with remnant hammerdressing in places. Adze is slightly curved. Smudge of lime green paint is on cutting edge.
Accession No
A57.675

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Largish type 2B fine grained greywacke adze. Large chip from cutting edge. Polished all over except on sides where it would have been lashed.
Accession No
A57.676

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A well-made, large copper fish hook. Two outer and one inner barb. Length (680mm) with line attached.
Accession No
A57.964

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Large metal hook made from horseshoe. One inner, two outer barbs.
Accession No
A57.974

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Long, slender nephrite purupuru. Cutting scar evident down one side. Polished all over. Cutting edge circular.
Accession No
A58.069

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An unfinished shell hook.
Accession No
A63.231

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Slender stone minnow lure. Circular cross-section. Butt chipped.
Accession No
A63.997

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Large, mid-green, mottled toki with a medium translucency. The pounamu texture is that of a spheroidal structure. Cutting edge blunt but intact and shows evidence of dressing. Saw scarf on one side.
Accession No
A65.182

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Green argillite adze. Quadrangular cross-section minus bevel. Patina still visible on back. Roughly finished. Hammerdressing and flake scars.
Accession No
A66.907

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A pear shaped stone with very careful reduction by hammerdressing and grinding to form a tear-drop shape.
Accession No
A67.031

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Natural shaped rock approximately the same shape as a pounder has had the handle end reduced in diameter and shape by hammerdressing. It appears unfinished and unused.
Accession No
A67.065

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Small quadrangular greywacke adze. Reworked from bevel end of broken adze (2B?). Haft area left with a finely hammerdressed surface. Cutting edge and bevel polished.
Accession No
A67.067

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Small well-ground adze made from green argillite. Cutting edge curves in slightly in middle.
Accession No
A67.087

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Small type 2B rough grained greywacke adze with cutting edge missing. Ground surface all over.
Accession No
A67.088

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Chipwacke type 2B adze. Ground over all surfaces. Cutting edge broken.
Accession No
A67.089

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Mid-green and medium translucent purupuru pounamu. Ground and polished around cutting edge.
Accession No
A67.090

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Consists of three frontal (tiki) figures flanked on each end by outward facing (manaia) figures. The central figure is female, flanked by a male on each side and the end figures are female also. A complete head and half of another are missing. These appear to have been deliberately removed or broken prior to deposition as they were not found with the main piece. The figure on the left hand end
of the paepae has been damaged by the disc-plough during discovery. All the figures have inter-linked arms and legs. Decoration consists of diamond shaped pakati known as tuara kuri (dogs backbone), puwerewere (crescent notching), and rauru (plain spirals). No decoration bands are present at the top or base of the paepae. There is no lashing bar on the back but three lashing holes are present along the base with one at each end near the top for securing.
Accession No
A67.135

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Fine carved adze handle. Light construction handle with slight curve to it. Slightly cracked around knob. Carving consists of face just above the lashing notch. Detail of carving is as follows:- Eyes are represented by a single spiral, the nose is a slightly raised projection and the mouth has an upward protruding tongue. Teeth can be seen either side of tongue. Ceremonial handle.
Accession No
A67.136

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Typical type 2B adze made from speckled grey argillite. Blade in good condition and well ground and polished. Some flake scars around butt area.
Accession No
A67.156

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Argillite stone adze. Ground and polished except around butt - which is hammerdressed. Blade has small chip missing. A fine example of a type used for inside curves
Accession No
A67.261

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Consists of two frontal female figures, one on top of the other. The top figure has one arm through its mouth with the other arm at its side with the hand resting on its knee. One leg passes through the lower figures eyebrow. The other leg is at its side with the foot resting on the lower figures peaked forehead. The lower figure also has one arm through its lower jaw while the other arm is linked with its leg. The legs are drawn up underneath the vulva. The two eye pegs on the lower figure have double spirals carved on them. A small amount of background decoration is present on the right side of the maihi between the lower body of the top figure and the head of the lower figure. It consists of broad crescent designs incorporating puwerewere, haehae and raumoa which has notching along parts of it. Maihi is from the right side of the pataka. Carving is moderately deep. In the past this piece has been classified as an epa. However, there are several points which suggest that it is in fact a maihi. First there is a flaring near the angled end. This occurs on no other epa. Secondly there is the "narrowness" of this piece especially when its length is taken into account. Finally there is "free" space at the base of the artefact. All other known epa are carved right to the bottom edge of the base. These features plus the form of carving, being neither deep nor shallow, in comparison with the epa, suggest that this piece is a maihi.
Accession No
A71.200

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Composite wood and fibre lashing. Fourteen teeth within two outside framing teeth. Hooked head on distal end of framing teeth. Teeth lashed into frame with combinations of triple alternating lashings. Teeth held in place with three main lashings.
Accession No
A71.461

Daguerreotype of Caroline and Sarah Barrett (aged 23 and 16 respectively), daughters of Richard (Dicky) Barrett and Rawinia (granddaughter of paramount Te Atiawa chief Tautara). The sisters are wearing matching European dresses and both wear scarves around their necks. Both are looking away from the camera. The daguerreotype is housed in a plain maroon leather case with plain maroon velvet lining. The case has double clasps that on the right hand side. A gold metal matt surrounds the image. The daguerreotype was taken by Insley in late 1852 or early 1853. The portrait is one of the earliest known daguerreotypes to have been made in New Zealand and one of the earliest known photographic portraits of Maori subjects.
Accession No
A71.462

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Typical patu muka shape. Flattened cross-section. End of handle missing. Handle broken and rejoined with glue.
Accession No
A71.517

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Large elongated shape bailer. Curved handle centred in the middle. Flat bottom.
Accession No
A71.607
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