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  • Indigenous Australians in bark canoes, drawing by...

    Drawing

    Tupaia’s drawing shows two canoes, in one of which a man is using a three-pronged spear to catch a fish. Banks described...

  • Longhouse and Canoes in Tahiti

    Pen and Indian Ink, Watercolour, View Created date: 1769

    Tupa’ia, a navigator and priest from Raiatea, assisted Captain James Cook on his first voyage to the South Pacific (1769...

  • Maori trading a crayfish with Joseph Banks

    Drawing Created date: 1769

    This is high priest and navigator Tupaia’s only known drawing of New Zealand. Tupaia played a crucial role in establishi...

  • Musicians of Tahiti

    Drawing Created date: 1770

    This watercolour by Tupaia depicts four Arioi musicians, including two nose flute players and two drummers. The drummers...

  • Otaheite: Dancing girl and Chief mourner

    Drawing Created date: 1769

    The drawing on the left shows a woman dancing. She is wearing a tamau or headdress made from plaited hair; black feather...

  • The Society Islands

    Pen and Ink, Map Created date: 1769

    This is a view of the Society Islands by Captain James Cook, who completed his first exploration of the Pacific Ocean fr...