C1876

The late massacre in Fiji: the mountaineers firing on the villagers in a cave.

Colonial engraving of a massacre in Fiji in 1876 soon after the annexation by Australia of Fiji. A party of men from the Nabutautan, Wairoro, and Na Qaqa tribes attacked the village of Tatubo, near the commissioner’s camp at Na … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The late massacre in Fiji: the mountaineers firing on the villagers in a cave.

Date:

C1876

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

226mm 
x 228mm

Paper Size: 

284mm 
x 418mm
AUTHENTICITY
The late massacre in Fiji: the mountaineers firing on the villagers in a cave. - Antique View from 1876

Genuine antique
dated:

1876

Description:

Colonial engraving of a massacre in Fiji in 1876 soon after the annexation by Australia of Fiji.

A party of men from the Nabutautan, Wairoro, and Na Qaqa tribes attacked the village of Tatubo, near the commissioner’s camp at Na ‘ Saucoko. The houses of this place were burnt, and the old men, women, and children took refuge in a cave, whereupon the assailants commenced firing into the cave upon the defenseless occupants. Upon this being communicated to Mr. Commissioner Carew, he at once dispatched to the scene of action a party of 60 native constables, who, attacking them with great spirit, routed them in a few minutes, killing the notorious chief Nabiske and many others, and then drove the remainder well over into the Na Qaqa lands.

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

 

Collections:
State Library Victoria: Accession no: A/S08/07/76/49

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