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Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

The Maidstone Museum & Bentliff Art Gallery houses substantial Fijian and Pacific collections deriving from the voyage of Julius Brenchley on HMS Curaçoa in the mid 19th century (1860s). The Brenchley material is of significant hisotrical interest, predating as it does the early colonial period in Fiji.

Other sections of the Brenchley Collection have been the subject of extensive research, but the Fijian and Western Polynesian objects have never been examined in any coordinated way.

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