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The Francis Joseph Bayldon Collection: Melanesia, late 19th early 20th centuries

The Francis Joseph Bayldon Collection: Melanesia, late 19th  early 20th centuries
Wooden shield. Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
In 1949 Captain Bayldon (1872-1948) donated a collection of 264 Pacific island artefacts to the Australian Museum. They were from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia and Fiji. The collection comprised a range of items including clubs, paddles, shields, spears and dishes.
Captain Bayldon was an English-born master mariner and instructor. From 1887 to 1910 he was employed by Pacific shipping companies and it was presumably during this period that he acquired his collection. In 1910 he opened the Sydney Nautical Academy. Captain Bayldon was a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London and a foundation councillor of the Geographical Society of New South Wales. His extensive collection of sea charts, nautical books, diaries and maps was donated to the Mitchell Library in Sydney.
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E052710-002 - 9/2/1949, sword, , Gilbert Islands, , Kiribati, Pacific

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E052710-003 - 9/2/1949, sword, , Gilbert Islands, , Kiribati, Pacific
E052710-004 - 9/2/1949, sword, , , , Kiribati, Pacific

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E052710-005 - 9/2/1949, sword, , , , Kiribati, Pacific
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E052712-003 - 9/2/1949, head ornament, , , Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific

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E052712-004 - 9/2/1949, head ornament, , , Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific

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E052755-005 - 9/2/1949, spear, , , general, Solomon Islands, Pacific
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E052762-004 - 9/2/1949, spear, , , , Papua New Guinea, Pacific
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E052764-003 - 9/2/1949, spear, , , , Papua New Guinea, Pacific
E052764-004 - 9/2/1949, spear, , , , Papua New Guinea, Pacific
E052764-005 - 9/2/1949, spear, , , , Papua New Guinea, Pacific
E052764-006 - 9/2/1949, spear, , , , Papua New Guinea, Pacific
E052764-007 - 9/2/1949, spear, , , , Papua New Guinea, Pacific
E052764-008 - 9/2/1949, spear, , , , Papua New Guinea, Pacific
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E052764-010 - 9/2/1949, spear, , , , Papua New Guinea, Pacific
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E052765-003 - 9/2/1949, spear, , , , Papua New Guinea, Pacific
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