image Parkinson, S_Journal of a voyage to the South Seas_1784_pl 21
Image number: RS.9214
Credit: © The Royal Society

‘Head of Otegoowgoow, Son of a New Zealand Chief...’

Date

1773

Creator

Thomas Chambers (1724-1789, British), Engraver

After

Sydney Parkinson (1740-1771, British), Draftsman

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 265mm
width (print): 195mm

Subject

Description

Lieutenant James Cook's party encountered Otegoowgoow in late November 1769, in New Zealand's Bay of Islands. He was wounded in the thigh by a gun fired from Endeavour. 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.

Associated place

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