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Reverend William Gray Vanuatu Collection

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70+ objects (plus 5 sets of bows and arrows of uncertain number) collected during service as a Presbyterian missionary based on Tanna in the (then) New Hebrides. These include weapons, masks, ritual and magical objects, ornaments, tapa cloths, pots, model canoes, and musical instruments; a few objects were obtained by Gray from Rev. H.A. Robertson who was based on Erromanga.

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All have been photographed, as have all other objects from Vanuatu in the SA Museum collections. Researched by Barry Craig (including field trip 1997). Publications: Craig, B. 2003 Repaint the drum. Records of the South Australian Museum 36(2): 115-133. 2007. To 'Paddle our own canoe': The Rev William Gray Collection in the South Australian Museum. In, Re-presenting Pacific Art, Eds K. Stevenson and V-L. Webb. Adelaide: Crawford House Publishing Australia. Pp.6-27. Diaries of Rev. William Gray and his wife are in the Mortlock Library, South Australia. Related external collections: Rev. H.A. Robertson collection in the Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal. See: Barbara Lawson 1994 Collected Curios. Missionary Tales from the South Seas. Montreal: McGill University Libraries.

Data time period: 1882 to 1895

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  • Local : SAMA 6