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Title Cook & Omai : the cult of the South Seas / National Library of Australia
Published Parkes, A.C.T. : National Library of Australia, 2001


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Description v, 66 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 22 cm
Contents The cult of the south seas / Michelle Hetherington -- Spectacles of knowledge: OMAI as ethnographic travelogue / Iain McCalman -- Comedy in the OMAI pantomime / Christa Knellwolf -- Images of Mai / Caroline Turner -- Omai's things / Harriet Guest -- The art of ventriloquism: European imagination and the Pacific / Alexander Cook -- Mai, the other beyond the exotic stranger / Paul Turnbull -- O Mai! This is Mai: a masque of a sort / Greg Dening
Notes Curated for the National Library of Australia by Michelle Hetherington in association with Iain McCalman and Alexander Cook of the Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University. -- t.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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From the collection of Ron Vanderwal
Subject Omai -- Travel -- England.
Omai, South sea islander, 1753?- -- Travel -- England
Omai, South sea islander, 1753?- -- In literature
Omai -- Exhibitions.
Omai -- Travel -- England -- Exhibitions.
Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Exhibitions.
Omai -- In literature.
Omai, South sea islander, 1753?- -- England
Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Friends and associates.
Pacific Islanders -- England -- Exhibitions.
Pacific Islanders -- England.
Noble savage.
England -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Hetherington, Michelle.
National Library of Australia.
Humanities Research Centre (The Australian National University)
ISBN 0642107319
Other Titles Cook and Omai : the cult of the South Seas