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Coconut carved by a sailor on the Endeavour [realia]
Bib ID 3370628
Format ObjectObject [realia]
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Description [ca. 177-] 
1 carved coconut ; 15 x 10 cm., on stand 9.2 x 9.2 x 2.5 cm., in box 14.7 x 22.7 x 15.5 cm. 
Notes

Title from inscription on the stand.

Inscription: "Donated to the A.I.I.A. by Thomas Stapleton, Federal President 1969-72"--On stand.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-149763222

Source of Acquisition Donated to the National Library of Australia on 13 January 2005 by Professor Thomas Stapleton, a descendant of Captain James King, R.N., Federal President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs from 1969 to 1972, and an Honorary Life Member of the Institute. 
Subjects Endeavour (Ship)  |  Coconuts -- Australia.  |  Carving (Decorative arts)  |  Fruit carving.
Other authors/contributors Stapleton, Thomas  |  King, James, 1750-1784
Exhibited Exhibited: "Cook and the Pacific, National Library of Australia, 19 September 2018 - 10 February 2019.  Exhibited: Treasures Gallery 2010: A Preview, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 22 April - 19 July 2009. 

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