The following is a report published in the London Times from January 21 1869 by W. A. Powell, who was on board the HMS Topaze during its visit to Easter Island the previous year.
"A Look Back: An Easter Island Report from 1969,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 21
, Article 9.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol21/iss1/9