The following selection of postcards of Tahiti
cover a span of over 200 years
and in doing so provide an insight into the beauty
of Tahiti and the people of Tahiti.
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view of Papeete.
postcard of Marquisiens.
Hotel Bali Hai.
postcard of Tahiti.
Of all the British naval heroes over the
centuries, perhaps the best known - with the
sole exception of Nelson - was Captain James Cook. Unlike the other naval
however, Cook was a man of peace, not war. He never commanded a ship of the
it was indeed ironic that he died in "battle." Cook's voyages, between 1768
were voyages of discovery, and he carefully charted for the world most of
Pacific, as we know it today. One of the best known places Captain Cook
visited was the Island of Otaheite, known today
more familiarly as Tahiti.
During the time he was there, he had a chance
to observe various ceremonies,
including those involved with death. This
engraving is titled
"Representation of the Body of Tee, a Chief as
preserved after Death, in
Otaheite." This is one of the famous engravings published by Alexander
Hogg about two hundred years ago, depicting the
Voyages of Captain Cook.