This engraving by Emile Rouargue illustrated a scene said to have been witnessed on Dumont d'Urville's voyage of exploration to New Zealand in 1826–27. The scene is of Māori engaging in a cannibal feast with the heads of two enemies on poles to the left. Such images reinforced New Zealand's reputation in Europe as a dangerous place peopled by bloodthirsty 'savages'.
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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.