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Implements of New Zealand (continued)

4. A Fish-hook, made of two pieces of bone tied together; the line is fastened both at top and bottom; and, to the latter part, they tie some small feathers. The length of this hook is 4 3/8 inches.

5. A Fish-hook, made of wood, pointed with bone; about two inches and a half long.

6. A large Fish-hook, made of wood, and pointed with bone, having the end, to which the line is fastened, curiously carved; eight inches and a half long.

7. A Fish-hook, made of human bone; one inch and a quarter long.

8. A Fish-hook, made of wood, pointed with shell; five inches 5/8 in length.

9. A Fish-hook, made of wood, and pointed with a substance that looked like one part of the beak of a small bird; two inches and a half long.

10. A Fish-hook, made of wood, and pointed with bone; three inches and a half long.

11. A Fish-hook, made of bone; one inch and a quarter long.

12. An Ornament made of bone, probably of some deceased relation, and worn in the ear; one inch and three quarters long.

13. and 14. are treated of in the accounts of Terra del Fuego and New-Holland.

15. A piece of Wood, part of the head of a canoe, singularly carved; nine inches and a quarter in length.

16. A favourite Ornament, which resembles a human face, made of wood, coloured red, and is much like some of the Roman masks. The eyes are made of the fine coloured ear-shell mentioned No. 1, laid into the wood. This was six inches long; but they have different sizes. Some of the smaller ones have handles carved very ingeniously; these they frequently held up when they approached the ship: perhaps it may be the figure of some idol which they worship.

Plate XXVI. Various Kinds of Instruments Utensils &c, of the Inhabitants of New Zealand, with some Ornaments &c, of the People of Terra del Fuego & New Holland.


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