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Name/Title Mere Toka / Blackstone Weapon
Primary Maker Maker, Unknown
Production Date Circa 1780
Object Type Weapon
"Y" National Registered Collector Number
Classification Club/Percussive Weapons/Armaments/05 Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology/Nomenclature
Mere/Short club/Rakau o te riri/Taonga Maori Thesaurus
Department Tangata Whenua
Brief Description This patu onewa or blackstone club is thought to have been made around 1780. These weapons were highly prised in battle for delivering fatal blows to the head and shoulders.
Measurements 305 x 80 x 35mm
Media/Materials Blackstone mere
Production Period 18th Century
Production Place New Zealand
Collection Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection/Tangata Whenua
Signature/Marks "368. Blackstone Mere...Finavon Castle, England, collection of Go...Governor of N.S.W. 1810 - 1821"
Accession Date 08 Aug 2008
Acquisition Method Transfer
Credit Line Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection
Accession No 2008/20/16
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