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Tangaro - spirits of the departed ancestors defied and Oromaturas - mischievous demons [picture]
Bib ID 1997195
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
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Description [1830?] 
1 watercolour (3 images) ; on single sheet 75 x 51 cm. 
Summary

The Rev. John Williams collection of 30 large watercolours relative to the South Seas. These were used on lecture tours by the Rev. John Williams and his ministers when raising funds for the Society (some are copied from Cook's and Ellis' voyages-- NK Accession Register. to 1800.

Notes

Title from NK accession record.

Three drawings on the single sheet are numbered as Tangaro (1) ; Oromaturas (5&6)

Inscriptions in pencil on verso: Tahitian Idols - p. 355. in Ellis, W. Polynesian researches.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK1224/7.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-136422456

Subjects Tahitians -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.  |  Idols and images -- Tahiti -- Pictorial works.  |  Tahiti -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Other authors/contributors Williams, John, 1796-1839

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