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Arrival of Captain Cook; An incident in the Bay of Islands, 29 November 1769

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1988

Louis John Steele (New Zealander, b.1842, d.1918), Kennett Watkins (New Zealander, b.1847, d.1933)

oil on cardboard 545 x 421 x 40 mm - (verso) Rowney Academy Board (label) The incident referred to in the title involved Māori being fired on and wounded by Cook and his crew. Cook is explaining the difference between bullets used to kill men, and the small shot used to kill birds. Europeans used the small shot to protect themselves without caus...

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