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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, 27497.5 Tongan 2002-04-18T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T22:47:56.739Z Pacific Collection Access Project Tonga 35 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 rectangular in cross section and reduces toward the poll. It is flaked along one side. It has a chipped cutting edge. Maka tā
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