John Webber (After) William Ellis (Engraver)

A Fiatooka, or Morai, in Tongataboo

A Fiatooka, or Morai, in Tongataboo by John Webber, William Ellis

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In the centre middle distance of this engraving a fa'itoka or burial ground is represented. David Samwell, Surgeon on the Discovery, observed "The Places set apart for burying the dead are raised with Gravel about a foot or two above the level off the Ground, on which stand two or three Houses which are constantly shut up but contain nothing in them…. Beside these there are others raised of Stones which are burying places of the Chiefs & are called Fyntocka."

Title
A Fiatooka, or Morai, in Tongataboo
Artist/creator
Production date
1784
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
402 x 560 mm
Inscription
W.Ellis sculp.. 21.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2006
Accession no
2006/3/8
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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