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Gelatin dry plate
Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa
Registration Number: C.001415
Curatorial description (Accessed: 3 September 2018)
Talolo was the son of a matai in Vaimoso, Upolu, and worked as Robert Louis Stevenson's cook. He wears the ceremonial dress of a manaia or young chief including a whale teeth necklace (ula'lei), sash and a headdress (tuiga). He is holding a nifo'oti (or cane knife).