Native of Tanna, 1777

Native of Tanna, 1777

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Credit: GEORGE BERNARD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Native of the island of Tanna. Captain James Cook's second voyage, from 1772 to 1775, was a search for the legendary southern continent. His ship, HMS Resolution, visited a number of islands in the South Pacific. Amongst these was Tanna, where William Hodges, the voyage's artist, drew this portrait of a female resident and her baby. Published in 1777.

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