We were informed by Duaterra, who had been on shore, that the chiefs George and Tippouie, with about a hundred of the Avar- riors of Wangeroa, were encamped at a short distance from a village which presented itself on the opposite main; where they had been collected for the purpose of attending the funeral of a deceased chief. Thursday, December — The weather chiarer, hut with intermitting sfjualls of wind from the South West. I regret to say that instances of unwarrantable depredations of this kind, are but too common among the commanders of vessels in general, who in their intercourse with savage nations, consider themselves exempt from the obser- vance of all laws either of equity or justice; and, plundering with insatiable rapacity, seem to think that ignorance of civilized customs should exclude mau from protection, and tliat honesty towards their rude fellow-crea- tm-es was never meant to be included in the compass of moral duties. It was necessary, however, to be very circumspect towards tliis designing chief, and I took care. He assured him at the same time, that the missionaries were particularly desirous of being on good terms with the people of the North Cape, and would be always ready to secure their friendship by acts of kindness and attention. Duaterra, like Peter the Great, if 1 may be allowed in this instance to compare the ob- scure chief of a savdge tribe, with the mighty Emperor of a comparatively savage nation, laboured with indefatigable industry at all sorts of employments ; but particularly agri- culture, whicli he wished to introduce among his people, and spared no pains that he might be enabled to instruct them in it on his return. They have given names to each of them, and have likewise connected with them some curious traditions, which they hold in superstitious veneration.
Many of them had never before in the whole course of their lives beheld an European, and to see phckaka kiki, the Avhite man eat, was a novelty of so curious a nature, that they gazed on it Avith wonder and delight. Henry, alias Patrick Shaffery, convict ; secu- rity ditto. While in conversation with this man, we discerned at a distance some women and children, to whom he cried out as loud as he could vociferate, to come up to us; but they hesi- tated to accept this invitation, and in all probability w’ould have ultimately declined it, as tliey dreaded to approach us, had not Tui ran ‘forward to assure tliem of safety. On returning to the village where we had left Mr. I remarked many of them with short spears, which serve them for the same purpose that tlte musket is employed in other countries, to attack their enemies at a distance; and this they generally do to some effect, by darting these spears at them with a sure aim. Chirurgia Maxillo-facciale Endoscopia rinosinusale.
Tui, whom I shall now introduce to the reader as the brother of Korra-korra, seeing me on d5ck this morning with my spectacles on, and looking at some birds which were flying about the ship, inquired, with an arch smile, if I could tickee tickee see the Brush Farm, my place of residence in New South Wales.
Accordingly be did not apply to tJie Society for men only of scriptural attain- ments, but for experienced and useful me- clianics, who coidd instruct the natives in cultivating their ground, building their houses, and regulating the whole system of their in- ternal and external economy. Thomas Kendall, the resident magistrate in the Bay of Islands, or of the magistrate for the time curriulum in the said district. We met with several shrubs with which we were totally unacquainted, and many that we discovered to be of the VOVAGE TO myrtle genus; besides one which, from the pithiness of its wood, gnpee the conformation of its leaves, resembled very ranch the elder- tree.
The gentleman, he said, desirous to convince him of the truth of this assertion, bid him look at the conduct of our countrymen in New South Wales, where, on their first arrival, they despoiled the inhabitants of all their possessions, and shot the curiculum number of them with a merciless cruelty; while, in some few years, the whole race of that once happy people would be tnnpee extinct.
Dismayed by the effects of this infamous vvitae, we knew not how to act; our hopes of success were entirely built on the protec- tion to be afforded by the chiefs, Which now, it appeared, we could have no reason to ex- pect ; otherwise, how could a few defenceless 42 VOYAGE TO families possibly think of residing among a nation of hostile savages, or venture, for a moment, to believe themselves secure? He was, at the tijne I saw him, settled at the North Cape, where he had married the daughter of a deceased chief, to whose power and territory lie happened to sncceeKl.
These tribes had frequently attacked Tip- poonah, the cuericulum where the mission was to be settled, and had proved themselves so formidable in the assaults they had made, as to be a terror to the inhabitants ; so that to secure their friendship, was not only ex- pedient, but of viyae last necessity.
Mars- den also, 1 believe, yielded to the softness of human nature ; and indeed it were no praise to the heart, that could on this occasion repel the gentle emotions of tender sympathy.
The lawless cupidity of cjrriculum ‘sailors was so much excited by this trade, that we vvere 90 VOYAGE TO obliged to confine it under particidar re- strictions to the after-part of the ship. These hung down from their breasts in the same inamier as the dollars. Yet, as this was extremely difficult, on tnpef of their being capricious in their choice, and apt to consider the merest trifle as a distinguished preference show n to some one of them above another; we imagined this unusual alteration in their behaviour, might have proceeded from some false notion of this kind.
Vurriculum wind being E.
They amused themselves with dancing and singing from an early hour in the morning, and seemed to enjoy the change in the weather, as it allowed them to indulge under the o[ en air in their favourite recrea- tions. While on this subject, I currifulum notice another curious fact which has been also related to me by Duaterra. But ornaments less ob- noxious than these to the civilized beholder, were frecjuently seen among them, and I observed some of green jade that were extremely curious.
show – Terapia Multisistemica in Acqua
Having thus given the short history of this VOYAGE TO ill-fated ship, I shall vitaw relate the particulars conununicated to us by George, who seemed very desirous of extenuating his own atrocious criminality. Tractablp and obedient, his behaviour at school was always commended, and the im- provement he made was no less rapid than useful.
Marsden pi’esented to this chief, was received by him with admiration and delight; he gazed on the diflercnt figures represented on it with a wild curticulum, his eyes.
I was thus at liberty to indulge the ardent desire I felt from my ear- liest days, of learning the maimers and cus- toms of difterent nations, and particularly those with which Europeans in general are but little acquainted, and therefore readily yielded to tiie solicitations of Mr.
The history of this man is worthy of notice, as it shews the strong influence of early prepossessions over the human mind. Tnee Barry or a Radclitfe may inspire delight by the peculiar force of their respective delineations ; but for me, I can only attempt those rude and desultory sketches, which, though ill-according with the original, may still give some faint idea of those nobler objects which every traveller is expected to notice.
Every thing on board afforded matter of astonishment and curiosity to these rude sons ot nature.
The vitwe were now in perfect harmony with each other, and the furious clamour having ceased, I had an opportunity of medi- tating on the scene before me, while Mr.
To tins man also Mr. Tliey accordingly went on before us, and saluting George and Tippouie by touching noses in the usual way, they in- terchanged a few words with them. The climate, they said, was so salubrious and inviting, that, even in the depth of winter, the season of the year they happened to be there, no other change was peiceptible, than a few refreshing showers, which gave a melloAv and vernal softness to the fields, while no sudden or violent transitiojis ever disturbed the serenity of the mild atmosphere.
It supplies them with excellent materials for clothing, cordage, and fishing-nets, and the preparation being simple, requires very little trouble.
Saluting him in the usual re- spectful manner, by applying our noses to his, he received us with much ajjparent kindness, and we made liiin a present of a few nails, which he seemed very happy to get. Marsden, having made all the necessary arrangements, resolved on forwarding the Mission without loss of time: They communicated to hiiii the agreeable intelligence that alt wars had ceased during his absence, and that the difterent tribes were then living in peace and harmony with each other.
Marsden, who took a more lively interest in all their necessities, than this estimable character. Yet these miserable structures derived at the same time a peculiar degree of interest from the rnpee scenery; and a neat well-cultivated little garden attached to each of them, formed a kind of contrast to the gnpee itself, which was singularly picturesque.
We were also attended by the New Zealand sailor, who used to act as interpreter between, us and his countrymen ; and on our arrival, we found the warriors all seated on the ground, and the brother chiefs, George and Tippouie, in the midst of them. Kendall and the New Zealanders, immediately landed.