Notice of Easter Island, its Inhabitants, Antiquities, and Colossal Statues
Moai, Statue, Settlement
Easter Island, Polynesia, Chile, Pacific Ocean
1868, Nineteenth century
An account of Lieutenant C M Dundas' visit to Easter Island in 1868 on the HMS Topaze. He describes the island itself and the buildings he visited, as well as the indigenous population and their way of life. He includes descriptions and illustrations of objects made by the indigenous population. The majority of the article is dedicated to descriptions of the island's moai statues. During this visit, the crew of the Topaze also removed two of the moai statues from the island - these were later donated to the British museum.