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Object Detail

A carved wooden Scout totem which features a panting wolf's head at the centre. " DO YOUR BEST " is carved on a circular border around the head. A portion of animal bone crowns the totem which is fitted onto a carved wooden shaft with a length of animal hair attached to the back. Some relatively modern masking tape is wound round the bottom of the shaft
Primary Maker
Production Date
Circa 1936
Subject Person
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This 'totem' was designed and carved by Fred Coleman for a 1936 Jungle Dance competition won by a pack of West End cubs from New Plymouth. A Wolf patrol was the second one formed at West End, and the symbol proved popular over the years.
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