Image: Man of Roviana, New Georgia, Western Solomon Islands

Man of Roviana, New Georgia, Western Solomon Islands

This young man is carrying an axe, a basket and a "lavi" fighting shield on his back. The elliptical shield was made with coiled pieces of cane bound with horizontal lashing. Roviana Lagoon, New Georgia, Western Province,Solomon Islands, taken around 1900 by C.M Woodford, British Commissioner to the Solomon Islands. Capell Collection, AMS330/M4498/36.

Photographer:
Charles Morris Woodford
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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