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Gourd nose whistle. Hawaii. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
Summary:
H000118 - 28/8/1894, whistle, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific
Item Name:
whistle
Label:
Nose whistle (hokiokio or pu'a) made from a small gourd. Unique to Hawaii, these whistles were used by lovers to entertain each other. Hawaiians considered the nose pure and innocent, unlike the mouth which can say many things. So breath entering and exiting the whistle was considered purer than breath from the mouth. The whistle was collected by Captain Cook in the Hawaiian Islands on his third and last Pacific voyage. It was exhibited in the Cook Collection exhibit at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition held in London in 1886, bought by the New South Wales Government and donated to the Museum in 1895.
Keywords:
music
Province/State:
Hawaii
Country:
United States of America
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
28/08/1894
Registration Number:
H000118
Associated Stories:
Cook collection - history of acquisition
Captain James Cook's Pacific Voyages
Cook Collection - Hawaii
Cook's Pacific Voyages - Trade and Exchange
James Cook - Early Life
Endeavour's Destinations 1769-1770
Images
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Gourd nose whistle. Hawaii. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Gourd nose whistle. Hawaii. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Gourd nose whistle, Hawaii. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown
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Gourd nose whistle. Hawaii. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno