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English: Mai (c.1751-1780), mistakenly known as Omai in Britain, was a young Ra'iatean man who became the first Pacific Islander to visit Europe. In August 1773 he embarked from Huahine on the British ship HMS Adventure, commanded by Commander Tobias Furneaux, which had touched at Tahiti as part of James Cook's second voyage of discovery in the Pacific. Omai travelled to Europe on Adventure, arriving at London in October 1774 where he was introduced into society by the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks.
|Date of birth||1751|
|Date of death||1779|
Media in category "Omai"
The following 11 files are in this category, out of 11 total.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds - Omai - 1936.128 - Yale University Art Gallery.jpg 1,692 × 1,920; 1.5 MB
- James Caldwall – Omai.jpg 1,000 × 1,270; 183 KB
- Joshua Reynolds - Portrait of Omai.jpg 1,177 × 1,920; 666 KB
- Joshua Reynolds – Omai of the Friendly Isles.jpg 1,000 × 1,328; 67 KB
- Omai (Mai), Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Charles Solander by William Parry.jpg 2,400 × 2,396; 791 KB
- Reynolds Omai.jpg 398 × 650; 37 KB
- Süd-Indier 1785.jpg 940 × 814; 320 KB
- Von Holst - Sir Joseph Banks with Omai and Dr. Daniel Solander.jpg 440 × 486; 30 KB