Cannibal victim missionary John Williams's artefacts sold

Cannibal victim missionary John Williams's artefacts sold
 

Items brought back from the South Pacific by a Victorian missionary who was battered to death and eaten by cannibals on a later trip have been sold at auction.
An ula throwing club and a Maori canoe bailer held by descendants of missionary John Williams were sold for £1,200 and £7,600.
Mr Williams and fellow missionary James Harris were killed in Vanuatu in 1839.
The canoe bailer went for more than four times its estimated price.
They were bought by private collectors at auction in Dorchester, Dorset.
Mr Williams and his wife Mary travelled on their first missionary expedition to the South... read more

 
13 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 57
Source: BBC
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