Etched Fijian whale's tooth presented by the Fijian people to E. J. Marsden, tour organiser, first Fijian Cricket Team Tour to Australia 1907-8

Object Type
Ethnological artefacts/Ceremonial items
Date Used
Circa 1907
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Brief Description
Fijian whale's tooth that has been etched with the name 'Emoni'. It was presented by the Fijian people to E. J. Marsden, an Australian who organised the first Fijian Cricket Team Tour to Australia. Two holes located at the tip of the bone suggest this item was worn like a necklace.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 170 W: 60 D: 45mm (H: 6 11/16 W: 2 3/8 D: 1 3/4")
Media/Materials
Date Used
Circa 1907
Place Used
Location
In storage
Registration No
M16054
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by the Marsden family - Eustace, Mary and Marcus Marsden

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