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Cook's Pacific Voyages - Trade and Exchange

 
Cook had to trade for ship's supplies - provisions - fresh drinking water, fruit and vegetables, sometimes the local people didn't want what was offered. The Tongan people considered blue glass beads to be the most highly prized exchange goods. In Tahiti, Forster noted the constant exchange of goods and gifts. Iron nails and axes were especially valued and traded for in return for foodstuffs, fish hooks, adzes, barkcloth.
At the first contact the Tahitians welcomed the visitors with gifts of perfumed cloth, but later problems and friction arised, caused by thieving. Cook noted in 1773 in New Zealand that local curiosities were traded for barkcloth from Tahiti and red fabric. Red feather money from Tongatapu were given the highest exchange value, more than European goods on many islands.
The Australs, Tahiti and the Marquesas exchanged craft items for feather money. These were probably valued because they already had an established cultural value, and could be incorportaed into existing exchange relationships. Trade and exchange carried on after ships returned to England, through presentations, sales, etc, just as the items left in the islands were incorporated into the local trade relationships.
Related Objects:

Related Objects


(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000056 - 27/8/1894, scoop, , Prince William Sound, Alaska, United States of America, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000063 - 27/8/1894, ear ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000068 - 27/8/1894, arrow, , , Alaska, United States of America, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000081 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000082 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000083 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000084 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000085 - 27/8/1894, club, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000086 - 27/8/1894, rattle, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000087-001 - 27/8/1894, neck ornament, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000087-003 - 27/8/1894, neck ornament, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000087-004 - 27/8/1894, neck ornament, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000092 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000093 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000094 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000095 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000096 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000097 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000099 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000100 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000101 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000103 - 28/8/1894, cape, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000104 - 28/8/1894, cape, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000105 - 28/8/1894, breast ornament, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000106 - 28/8/1894, harpoon head, , Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000108 - 28/8/1894, comb, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000109 - 28/8/1894, comb, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000110 - 28/8/1894, comb, Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000111 - 28/8/1894, knife, , , , Kiribati, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000112 - 28/8/1894, musical pipes, , , Tanna Island, Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000113 - 28/8/1894, mat, , , , , Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000114 - 28/8/1894, cape, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000115 - 28/8/1894, bag, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000118 - 28/8/1894, whistle, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000119-001 - 28/8/1894, carving, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000119-002 - 28/8/1894, spear thrower, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000119-003 - 28/8/1894, spear thrower, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000119-004 - 28/8/1894, spear thrower, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000122 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000130 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000133 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000134 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000135 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000136 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000137 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000138 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000139 - 28/8/1894, harpoon head, , Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000140 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000141 - 28/8/1894, helmet, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000143 - 28/8/1894, flute, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000145 - 28/8/1894, breast ornament, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000146 - 28/8/1894, adze, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000147 - 28/8/1894, club, , , , New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000148 - 28/8/1894, club, , , , New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000149 - 28/8/1894, breast ornament, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000150 - 28/8/1894, hand ornament, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000151-001 - 28/8/1894, ornament, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000151-002 - 28/8/1894, ornament, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000151-003 - 28/8/1894, ornament, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000151-005 - 28/8/1894, ornament, , Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States of America, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000153-001 - 28/8/1894, needle, , , Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000153-002 - 28/8/1894, head ornament, , , Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000156 - 27/8/1894, ear ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000157 - 28/8/1894, purse, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000158 - 29/8/1894, arrow head, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000159 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000160 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000161 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000162 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000163 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000164 - 29/8/1894, arrow head, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000165 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000166 - 29/8/1894, arrow head, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000167 - 29/8/1894, arrow head, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000168 - 29/8/1894, arrow head, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000169 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000170 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000194 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , , Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000195 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , , Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000196 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000197 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , , Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000198 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000199 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000200 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000201-001 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000201-002 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000201-003 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000202 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000203 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000204 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000206 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000207 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000208 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000209 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000210 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000222 - 29/8/1894, neck ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific