Image: Feathers of the Gods and Other Stories from the Australian Museum
A king’s gift
Conservator Kate Jones examines the condition of a Hawaiian feather cape collected by Captain James Cook in 1778, on his third Pacific voyage. Known as a kipuka, the cape was among a number of ceremonial garments presented to Cook by a Hawaiian king.
Read the full story in Feathers of the Gods and Other Stories from the Australian Museum.
- Stuart Humphreys
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