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Bludgeons, used as weapons by the New Zealands, and called Patoo-patoos, as seen on the side, the edge, and the end. They are from fourteen to eighteen inches long, and broad and thick in proportion


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Object ID PAI3987
Description An engraving of bludgeons after a drawing by Sydney Parkinson in 1770. Parkinson was a Scottish botanist and natural history artist employed by Joseph Banks on Captain James Cook's first Endeavor voyage to the Pacific from 1768-1771. The drawing was then engraved in John Hawkesworth's Voyages (an account of the journeys by Captain Cook, Vice Admiral John Byron, and Joseph Banks published on behalf of the Admirality in 1773). Captain Cook (1728-1779) made three separate voyages to the Pacific (with the ships Endeavour, Resolution, Adventure, and Discovery) and did more than any other voyager to explore the Pacific and Southern Ocean. Cook not only encountered Pacific cultures for the first time, but also assembled the first large-scale collections of Pacific objects to be brought back to Europe. He was killed in Hawaii in 1779. Mounted on page with PAI3986, and in album with PAI3938-PAI3986, PAI3988-PAI4076.; Page 43.; Typewritten title stuck below image.; Plate No.14.
Date made 1773

Artist/Maker Record, James
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving
Measurements Sheet: 235 x 197 mm
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