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On the following pages you will find a number of items that I am selling out of my private collection which was collected over the last 50+ years.
All of these Oceanic artifacts were acquired or bought in Australia, New Guinea and various Pacific Islands or purchased from Australian Ex-Pats who had lived or worked in these areas. All New Guinea items were collected prior to independence (1975) during Australia’s administration of the territory from September 1914 until Independence in 1975 when nearly all Ex-Pats left PNG and returned to Australia.
As a result the artifacts for sale are at least 40 years old, having been collected prior to the mid 1970’s, and most are a lot older. For information on ordering, shipping and payment details please look at my How to Order page
Definition of Artifact: An object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest. Artifact is a combination of two Latin words, arte, meaning “by skill” and factum which means “to make.”