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" ... and filling the pan of the piece, snapped it directly over the cask, the explosion of which killed five native women, and eight or nine men, and set part of the ship on fire. "
Journal of a Ten Months' Residence in New Zealand - Page 317
by Richard Alexander Cruise - 1823 - 321 pages
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The History of New South Wales: Including Botany Bay, Port Jackson ...

George Barrington - Natural history - 1802 - 505 pages
...same with, considering them useless; the muskets they prized very much ; and one of tile savagcsi in his eagerness to try one, stove in the head of a barrel of powder, and, filling the pan of the piece, snapped it directly over the cask, the explosion of which...
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The Philanthropist, Or, Repository for Hints and Suggestions ..., Volume 1

Charities - 1811
...with, considering them useless ; the muskets they prized very much ; and one of the savages, in bis eagerness to try one, stove in the head of a barrel of powder, and filling the pan of the piece, snapped it directly over the cask, the explosion of which...
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A Voyage Through the Islands of the Pacific Ocean

Oceania - 1856 - 168 pages
...overboard, considering them useless ; the muskets they prized very much, and one of the savages, in his eagerness to try one, stove in the head of a barrel...eight or nine men, and set part of the ship on fire. When the ship had been plundered of almost every thing that was valuable, a cask of gunpowder, which...
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Wild Life in Southern Seas

Louis Becke - Oceania - 1897 - 369 pages
...overboard, considering them useless. The muskets they prized very much, and one of the savages, in his eagerness to try one, stove in the head of a barrel...pan of the piece snapped it directly over the cask ! In an instant the powder exploded, and killed five native women and nine men, and set the ship on...
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Historical Records of New South Wales: Bligh and Macquarie, 1809-1811

New South Wales - New South Wales - 1901
...much; and one of the savages, in his eagerness to try one, stove in the head of a barrell of powder, and filling the pan of the piece snapped it directly...and eight or nine men, and set part of the ship on tire. From the foregoing details it appears that neitherTippahee nor his son My tye had any share in...
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Historical Records of New Zealand, Volumes 1-2

Robert McNab - New Zealand - 1908
...of the savages, in his eagerness to try one, stove in the head of a barrell of powder, and fi'ling the pan of the piece snapped it directly over the...and set part of the ship on fire. From the foregoing details it appears that neither Tippahee nor his son Mytye had any share in the barbarous acts committed...
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