Sydney Parkinson’s sketchbook

Description

These sketches were intended to prompt Sydney Parkinson’s memory when working later on finished artworks. The drawings here are believed to have been made during the week the Endeavour stayed at Botany Bay. The sketches include men, canoes, shields and a hut.

One of the sketches shows a man with a spear and spearthrower. The spearthrower was commonly used on the east coast. It projected the spear with greater force than if thrown by hand.

Full title:
Sydney Parkinson’s sketchbook
Published:
1770
Format:
Sketch
Creator:
Sydney Parkinson (artist)
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Add MS 9345 f14v

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