These illustrations from the Graphic, 1 October 1887, show items from the Pacific collected by English explorer James Cook on his three voyages from 1769 to 1779. The artefacts come from a range of Pacific Islands and include Māori taonga (treasures) such as patu (clubs), hoe (carved paddles) and matau (fish hooks). There were also mokomōkai (preserved tattooed heads). This collection was held by Cook's family until 1887, when it was acquired by the New South Wales government.
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