Aboriginal man prepared for battle, 1801-1803.
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actual image size: 28cm x 32cm

Aboriginal man prepared for battle, 1801-1803.

Roger, Barthelemy

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Engraving by B Roger after N Petit, of a man called Norou-gal-derri from New South Wales in New Holland (now Australia). The arrival of Europeans led to the murder of indigenous people and the degradation of aboriginal culture. Illustration from part of 'Voyage de decouvertes aux terres Australes, execute par ordre de S M l'empereur et roi', compiled by naturalist Francois Peron (1775-1810) and published in Paris in 1815. The book, in English 'Voyage of discovery to the Southern lands undertaken by order of his majesty the emperor and king', is an account of the French cartographic survey expedition to Australia, 1800-1804, led by Thomas Nicolas Baudin (1754-1803), on which Peron served as one of the scientific team.



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