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Size: 59cm square – 23¼ ins square
These scenes portray the desirable progression that the Victorian colonial missionary believed it was necessary for a Pacific Island to take towards ‘civilised’ Western Society. Today the lesson the artist has drawn seems rather humorously done, but essentially it shows the intolerance and ignorance contained in colonial Christian propaganda.