Whalebone mere or patu; RMN71


Russell Museum Te Whare Taonga o Kororareka


Whalebone mere or patu

About this object

35x5cm. hole at handle end for thong. Smooth, good edge. Patu paraoa. This is a weapon of pakeha workmanship. Mr Tom Nicholson thinks that Cook made it himself. This type of whaler's work was made from the jawbone of the sperm whale.


Nicholson collection

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Presented by Nicholson family

Object Type

Patu, Armament T&E - Bludgeon, Armament T&E, T&E For Science & Technology

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