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O.001120; Samoan War Canoe; 1890 - 1910; Andrew, Thomas

This photo was published in the early 1900s in Kramer, A, translation T Verhaaven, “The Samoa Islands”, Auckland: Polynesian Press, 1994, p.299, with the title “The catamaran Fa’a’inaelo of Olosega on Manu’a, now fallen to ruin”. Olosega is one of the most eastern islands in the Samoan archipelago. When Kramer travelled to Manu’a, he went to Olosega and found this vessel in fragments. Some of those fragments were ladged with the Museum in Stuttgart, Germany

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