ARTEFACT OF THE WEEK:  Today’s artefact depicts a shield carved by H.E Lloyd from Manaia.  It is inscribed with:  King George V/Silver Jubilee/May 6, 1935/Manaia District/Schools./Championship For/Discipline And /Deportment./Convent School.  Two large manaia dominate the sides of the shield and there are two wheku at the bottom, and one wheku at the top.  The surface pattern throughout the piece is pakati.  The shield was donated to the Museum in 2000 by Sacred Heart Convent.  If you know more information about this artefact that would be useful for our catalogue, contact the museum on 0800 111 323 or, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection, with reference to:  2000.176.1.

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