Ship model, double canoe, one canoe smaller than the other acts as an outrigger, joined by wooden poles lashed with string, upper and lower parts sewn together, Tonga, 18th century (OF). Double canoe, Tonga, 18th century, minus platform and sail. Stamped inscription reads "Sydney Mechanics School of Arts"; Colour: brown (untreated wood). Dimensions: length 66cm (26"), width 19cm (7 1/2") height 11cm (4 1/2"). Condition is good (SB).
"SYDNEY MECHANICS / SCHOOL OF ARTS