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Omiah, [Omai] a native of Otabeite, brought to England by Capt. Fourneaux [Furneaux] / Page, sculptor

Call numbers

P1/2167

Record identifier

n88E57zn

Omiah, [Omai] a native of Otabeite, brought to England by Capt. Fourneaux [Furneaux] / Page, sculptor

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Omiah, [Omai] a native of Otabeite, brought to England by Capt. Fourneaux [Furneaux] / Page, sculptor

Full title

Omiah, [Omai] a native of Otabeite, brought to England by Capt. Fourneaux [Furneaux] / Page, sculptor

Author / Creator

Date

1774

Call Numbers

P1/2167

Record Identifier

n88E57zn

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Physical Description

Contents

1 print - 17 x 11.5 cm; on paper 18 x 12.5 cm. - engraving

Other Descriptions

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Fonds

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Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Creator died before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

The print shows Omai holding his famous stool and shows his tattooing on the tops of his feet and the back of his left wrist. It is pasted down on a sheet of wove paper.

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Omiah, [Omai] a native of Otabeite, brought to England by Capt. Fourneaux [Furneaux] / Page, sculptor

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Author / Creator

NOTES

Signature / Inscriptions

Lower bottom right, below image: Page sculp.

Attributions / Conjectures

The engraving is probably based on 'Omai, a native of Ulaietea, brought into England in the year 1774 by Tobias Furneaux by N. Dance, del. and F. Bartolozzi sculp'.

Date note

Date based on issue date of London Magazine.

Description source

Title underneath image.

Published information

The image appeared in the 'London Magazine, or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer' for August 1774 on page 362. The article, 'Genuine account of Omiah, a native of Otaheite, a new discovered island in the South-Seas, lately brought over to England by Capt. Fourneaux appears on pages 363-364.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Hordern House, 2015
Curiosity and Discovery, Voyages and Travels in the Spirit of Enlightenment catalogue, 2015, no. 151

Administrative / Biographical history

Omiah or Omai, ca 1751-1780, was brought aboard Cook’s second voyage by Captain Furneaux in 1774. He came from the island of Huahine near Tahiti. Omai became the first South Sea islander seen in Britain.

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Call Numbers

P1/2167

Record Identifier

n88E57zn

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OTHER IDENTIFIERS

Reference code

1344680

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