Inquiry: As I saw it ~ Captain James Cook
Object ~ Mirror
Person ~ Toa Otiriunui
1: What is this Item?
The mirror. The mirror was given to many Maori visitors. Although, they didn't quite know what it was. Since they didn't have the same material as Captain Cook and his crew they either called a mirror 'a small round disk the reflected my face.'
2: Who had this Item ?
At the time, the settlers and the native's were trading things with each other. The Item was given to Toa Otiriunui by 'the man in the red cloak' also know as 'Sydney.' He gave it, wanting to receive his Dog-Skin cloak in return.
3: Item's Perspective
I was used by Captain James Cook for quite a while. He took me along with many other 'trinkets' and took us along with him on shore. He took us, showing friendship. Some of the other people on the Endeavour crew also took other mirrors too. But Cook decided to give the other mirrors to the Maori people that he visited. Later on while we were at shore, we stopped on land. I was placed in John Gore's pocket then later was given to a man. Otiriunui. He seemed confused when he first saw me. It was like he'd never seen a look a like before.