'A War Canoe, of New Zealand' Richard Bernard Godfrey
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'A War Canoe, of New Zealand'
View of a Māori, Maʊri, war canoe, waka taua, ornately carved at both front and back, with its crew of rowers.
Illustration from A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's ship, The Endeavour, by Sydney Parkinson (London, 1773), which was published posthumously.
Sydney Parkinson (c.1745-1771) Scottish natural history artist and Joseph Banks's (1743–1820) illustrator on board HMS Endeavour's voyage to the Pacific in 1768, under Lieutenant James Cook (1728-1779).
Endeavour's mission was to observe the Transit of Venus, which they did from Tahiti on 3rd June 1769, and explore, claim resources and trade in the 'unknown southern land', Terra Australis Incognita, including New Zealand.
- Image reference: RS-9212
- The Royal Society
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