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head ornament
Feather neck ornament. Hawaii. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
Summary:
H000087-002 - 27/8/1894, head ornament, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific
Date Databased:
01/05/2009
Item Name:
head ornament
Label:
Neck or hair ornament (lei) of yellow feathers. In the Hawaiian Islands feather lei were worn mainly by women. Longer ones were thrown over their shoulders. According to the old label attached to this neck ornament, it was one of four 'feather necklaces' given to Captain Cook in the Hawaiian Islands on his third Pacific voyage. It was exhibited in the Cook Collection exhibit at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in 1886. The New South Wales Government bought the ornament in 1887 and donated it to the Museum in 1895.
Province/State:
Hawaii
Country:
United States of America
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
27/08/1894
Registration Number:
H000087-002
Associated Stories:
Captain James Cook's Pacific Voyages
Images
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Feather neck ornament. Hawaii. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Feather neck ornament. Hawaii. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Feather neck ornament. Hawaii. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Feather neck ornament. Hawaii. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno