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20 October, 1770

 

On 20 October, 1770, James Cook wrote “In the PM orders came down to the officers of the Yard to comply with every thing I wanted, but we could not yet get to a warfe to land our stores, they being all taken up by shipping”.

 

Joseph Banks wrote “we were introduc’d [to the Governor] and had the honour of conversing for a few minutes with his high Mightiness who however was very polite to us”.

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