This piece of slate was found among seal remains at Preservation Inlet in Fiordland. The first message, from 1823, reads in part, ‘master beware of natives plenty at Preservation’. The second message reads in part, ‘Brig Elizabeth … called at this place the 23rd December’, and probably dates from 1824.
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Southland Museum and Art Gallery
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