Very few Europeans came to New Zealand in the 50 years after its rediscovery by Captain James Cook. Of those who did, many sailed across the Tasman Sea from Port Jackson (Sydney), which was a large convict settlement. This is a lithograph of a Sydney prison gang, whose villainous faces are somewhat exaggerated.
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National Library of Australia, Rex Nan Kivell Collection
Lithograph after a drawing by Augustus Earle
Permission of the National Library of Australia must be obtained before any re-use of this image.