The Arthur James Vogan Collection: Pacific, late 19th century
In 1889 the Australian Museum bought the Arthur Vogan collection of 55 Pacific island artefacts. Most were body accessories and stone tools from the Solomon Islands and New Zealand. In 1923 Mr Vogan sold the museum 61 artefacts from New Caledonia.
Arthur Vogan (1859-1948), a New Zealand artist, photographer, journalist and taxidermist, travelled extensively in the Pacific in the late 19th century. In 1895 he joined a New Guinea exploration mounted by the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. In 1911 he was a member of the Association for the Protection of the Native Races of Australasia and Polynesia.
Body ornaments; Indigenous artefacts; Late 19th century; Pacific Island Culture
Solomon Islands; New Zealand; New Caledonia