'A Night Scene in the Neighbourhood of Sydney', Australia, c 1798.
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Engraving by Powell after Alexander, showing Australian aboriginal people round a camp fire at night, with a full moon. This is the frontispiece to 'An account of the English colony in New South Wales: with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners, &c, of the native inhabitants of that country' by David Collins (1756-1810), published in London, 1798-1802. Collins was Judge Advocate and Governor's Secretary under Arthur Phillip at the British colony at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, Australia, 1787-1796, and colonial governor of Tasmania, 1804-1810.