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Portrait of a Maori Chief with full facial Moko, 1769 (coloured engraving) Featured Australasia, Oceania & Pacific Islands Image

Portrait of a Maori Chief with full facial Moko, 1769 (coloured engraving)

696886 Portrait of a Maori Chief with full facial Moko, 1769 (coloured engraving) by Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-71) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: During Captain Cook's first visit to New Zealand, the ship's illustrator (Sydney Parkinson) recorded examples of the native tattoo called Moko. Moko is a linear form of tattooing worn by both men and women as a sign of status.
Originally Moko were carved into the skin by Uhi (chisels) and then rubbing the ink into the open wounds - creating grooves. After the Europeans arrived, sailors brought metal to the Maori, which put them in a position to adopt the stick method that was found in other parts of Polynesia.); Prismatic Pictures ; English, out of copyright

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Australian Aborigine, a man called Cour-rou-bari-gal, from New Holland Featured Australasia, Oceania & Pacific Islands Image

Australian Aborigine, a man called Cour-rou-bari-gal, from New Holland

468700 Australian Aborigine, a man called Cour-rou-bari-gal, from New Holland, 1812 (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Labelled Nouvelle-Hollande, or New Holland, an early name for Australia dating from the time of Dutch exploration of the continent. Illustration from naturalist Francois Peron (1775-1810)'s Voyage de dA©couvertes aux Terres Australes, or Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands'.Engraving by B Roger after N Petit, showing a man called Cour-rou-bari-gal, from New Holland, (now Australia). Published in Paris in 1815, it is an account of the French cartographic survey expedition to Australia, 1800-1804, led by Thomas Nicolas Baudin (1754-1803), on which Peron served as one of the scientific team); The Stapleton Collection; French, out of copyright

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Captain Cook's interview with natives in Adventure Bay, Van Diemen's Land Featured Australasia, Oceania & Pacific Islands Image

Captain Cook's interview with natives in Adventure Bay, Van Diemen's Land

RNM286356 Captain Cook's interview with natives in Adventure Bay, Van Diemen's Land, 29th January 1777, c.1777 (pen & ink and grey wash on paper) by Webber, John (1750-93); National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK; (add.info.: Captain James Cook (1728-79) British explorer and navigator; Cook and the crew of HMS Resolution meeting a group of aborgines; unsure whether a sketch from the voyage or drawing worked up on the return to England in 1780;); A© National Museum of the Royal Navy; English, out of copyright

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