A miniature dugout canoe made for a young boy.

Physical Description

A small wooden canoe made from a single piece of wood.

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This canoe was collected from the camp of the Madarrpa leader, Mundukul, also known as Kandarang. Donald Thomson noted that it had only been given to one of Mundukul had little sons two days before. The bark painter Marirra Marawili came to the museum in 2004 and identified that he was one of two sons of Mundukul who would have been about two or three years of age at the time of Donald Thomson's visit. So this canoe could have belonged to Marirra.

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