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15 October, 1770


On 15 October, 1770, James Cook wrote “Fresh Sea and land breezes and fair weather. I had forgot to mention that upon our arrival here I had not one man upon the Sick list, Lieutt Hicks Mr Green and Tupia were the only People that had any complaints Occasion'd by a long continuence at sea”.


It was possibly this day that Joseph Banks wrote “Being now a little settled I hird a small house next door to the hotel on the Left hand... here Our books &c were lodg’d but here we were far from private, Every Duchman almost that came by running in and asking what we had to sell, for it seems that Hardly any individual had ever been at Batavia before who had not something or other to sell”.

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