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Predicate Object 1944 1944-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1944-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1944.91 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1944.91, 27496.3 Tongan 2002-04-18T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T22:47:46.124Z Pacific Collection Access Project Tonga 35 Men/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Tools and Implements/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Maka tā. Stone adze. Adzes were invaluable tools for Moana Pacific societies prior to the introduction of European tools and materials. They were made in a variety of sizes and shapes according to their required use. This maka tā is sourced from maka (stone) of grey-brown colour. It is trapezoidal in cross section and reduces toward the poll. Its sides and poll are flaked with a highly polished front and back. The cutting edge is sharp. Maka tā
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