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The Harry Voyce Collection: Bougainville - Buka Islands, first half 20th century
In 1935 the Australian Museum bought 385 Buka Island (now Bougainville - Buka) artefacts from the Rev. A H Voyce. The collection comprised stone axes, body ornaments, bone implements, baskets, combs, aprons, spears and smoking pipes. The polished stone adzes and axes represent practically all the known types from Buka and some from Guadalcanal.
Rev Voyce of the Methodist Mission was based in the Solomon Islands from 1926 to around 1952 (apart from the last three years of World War II). He was interested in shells and insects and was a keen collector of artefacts prior to the war.
Collecting; Indigenous artefacts; Missionaries
Buka Island, Papua New Guinea; Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands