Model: outrigger canoe, Rarotonga
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The hull is attached to the flat ama (outrigger float) by two booms spaced widely apart project out from ama, lashed with sennit to pa-tiatia (outrigger connectives). A flat cut out hoe (paddle) with large ovate blade with pointed tip is lashed lengthways across the vaka hull and kiatos.
A souvenir purchased by Don Hamer, 3rd Officer in SS WAITEMATA (1908), Union Steam Ship Company when the ship was in the Cook Islands.
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