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12 February, 1770

 

On 12 February, 1770, James Cook wrote “little wind... light Airs... Calm”.

Joseph Banks wrote “This morn the seamen all imagind that we had passd the mouth of the streights when to our surprize the great snowy hill which we had seen on the 7th appeard right ahead [i.e. Tapuae-o-Uenuku, formerly Tapuaenuku]. At nigh[t] however we were abreast of the streights which was it not for the hill might be dificult to find in Cloudy weather”.

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