Quarterstaff from New Zealand

Title: Quarterstaff from New Zealand
Description: Quarterstaff (Tewhatewha) from New Zealand. Wooden hatchet-shaped Maori club or quarter staff, with plain, uncarved tongue. Lacks feather tassel.
From the Allan Museum
Published in Jessop, L. & Starkey, J. (1998) No Contemptible Workmanship: Material culture of the Pacific region represented in the Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle upon Tyne: Tyne & Wear Museums.
Date:probably late 18th century
Dimensions:1390mm long, width of head 320mm.
Collection: The Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
Reference no: NEWHM: C588
Record no.:HancockC588a
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