Vale Dr Hugh Gallagher
OAS is sad to announce the passing of another of its founding members who remained with us until the last, Dr Hugh Gallagher, 29.09.1929 – 12.09.2017. Hugh was OAS Member Number 153.
Hugh was an avid collector of Oceanic Art with a fine eye for excellence. He donated generously to the Macleay Museum. Two of the items are reproduced here with permission from the Macleay Museum – a mortar from the Mendi area of PNG’s Southern Highlands Province, and a Pentecost Island ni-Vanuatu weapon thought to date to the 1920s. Hugh’s remaining collection was put to auction a couple of years ago.