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canoe prow
Wooden canoe prow, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
Summary:
E062281 - 5/8/1965, canoe prow, , , , Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
canoe prow
Label:
This wooden canoe prow from Kanganenam village on the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea is carved to look like the head of a crocodile, the most common creature featured on a prow in the region. It is supposed to protect the canoe by fooling real crocodiles into thinking it is one of their own. It was collected in 1964 by Dr Doug Miles and Mr M Cameron during the Australian Museum's Sepik River Expedition.
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
05/08/1965
Registration Number:
E062281
Associated Stories:
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Wooden canoe prow, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden canoe prow, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden canoe prow, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden canoe prow, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden canoe prow, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden canoe prow, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno