Samuel Charles Brees, 1810-1865: [Study of carved axe-handle between 1842-1845] A carefully-detailed Maori carved handle with wooden inserts and a European axe-head.

Samuel Charles Brees, [Study of carved axe-handle between A carefully-detailed Maori carved handle with wooden inserts and a European axe-head.

Trade Axes | Village Arts Gallery

Trade Axes | Village Arts Gallery

Trade Axes | Village Arts Gallery - Traditional Trade Axes brought to Life Blacksmith Robert Pinkney and carver Michael Matchitt have combined their talents to produce a series of ‘Trade Axes’ similar to ones used as exchange goods between Pakeha and Maori during earliest European contact in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Trade Axes | Village Arts Gallery - Traditional Trade Axes brought to Life Blacksmith Robert Pinkney and carver Michael Matchitt have combined their talents to produce a series of ‘Trade Axes’ similar to ones used as exchange goods between Pakeha and Maori during earliest European contact in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Maori fighting 'Toki Poto' axe recovered after the massacre of Poverty Bay, 1868 | Online Collection | National Army Museum, London

Maori fighting 'Toki Poto' axe recovered after the massacre of Poverty Bay, 1868

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