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> Kingsford Smith Scrimshaw, i.d.
Posted: Feb 13 2017, 10:37 AM
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Maurice Farman MF.11 Shorthorn (CFS)

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In 1975 the Queensland Museum received a large collection of Kingsford Smith's personal effects, these having been gifted by relatives in the United States.

Amongst these was an item of whale's tooth scrimshaw attached to a plaited plant fibre 'necklace' and inscribed with the word AIMEKI (or AVIMEKI). Since the collection includes numerous presentation items, it's tempting to conclude that the scrimshaw may have also been presented by an appreciative Pacific - or Tasman Sea - community.


I would be most interested to hear if anyone here can identify its origin, or the meaning of the inscription?



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