Queen & Commonwealth
 
Model crocodile
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 92603

Model crocodile

1974

Peter Pomat

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The Queen was presented with this carved crocodile during her 1974 visit to Papua New Guinea.  The crocodile was carved and presented by Peter Pomat of Rossun Village on Manus Island. A carved crocodile is the traditional symbol of the village chiefs or herdsmen on the island.