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16 April, 1769


On 16 April, 1769, James Cook “warped the Ship nearer the Shore and moor’d her in such a Manner as to command all the Shore of the NE part of the Bay, but more particularly the place where we intended to Erect a Fort.  Punished Richd Hutchins Seaman with 12 lashes for disobaying command”. 

Joseph Banks wrote “Poor Mr Buchan the young man who I brought out as lan[d]scape and figure painter was yesterday attackd by an epileptick fit, he was today quite insensible, our surgeon gives me very little hopes of him”.

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