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canoe model
Canoe model, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
Summary:
PUN1152 - 8/8/1989, canoe model, Port Moresby, National Capital Division, Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
canoe model
Label:
This is a model of a Lakatoi vessel attributed to the Port Moresby area in Papua New Guinea. Lakatoi canoes were constructed for the annual Hiri voyaging trips that occurred between the Gulf of Papua and the Motu speaking people from around Port Moresby. It was a trading system whereby they traded clay pots for packets of sago and other valuables, but ceased to be undertaken after WWII. Some canoe models were built to ensure the detailed design of a full-sized vessel was not forgotten. It is not known when the Museum acquired the model, although it was certainly before 1988.
Keywords:
model
Place:
Port Moresby
Region:
National Capital Division
Province/State:
Central Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
08/08/1989
Registration Number:
PUN1152
Associated Stories:
TRANSPORT
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Canoe model, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Canoe model, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Canoe model, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Canoe model, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno