Evelyn Cheesman and the Poisoned Spear

Evelyn Cheesman travelled to Vanuatu and brought back a poison-tipped spear and a new understanding of the natural world.

A close-up of the carved head of King Rigapat’s spear
King Ringapat’s spear, as gifted to King George V by Evelyn Cheesman, in the British Museum warehouse. Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2023.

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