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13 September, 1770


On 13 September, 1770, James Cook wrote “Tack'd and Stood to the westward 2 hours, when the Wind Veer'd to the SW and WSW and than we stood to the Southward”.


Joseph Banks wrote “With the wind as foul as ever we continued to ply along shore, not gaining much and being too far off to see any thing but large fires of which were several ashore. Our Croakers [grumblers] began now to talk of the westerly monsoon, and say that they had sometime thought that the unusual Briskness of the Trade wind for some days before we fell in with this Island was a sure prognostick of it”.

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