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22 October, 1769

 

On 22 October, 1769, James Cook wrote “at 5 AM we weigh'd and put to Sea. This Bay is called by the Natives Tegadoo... but as it hath nothing to recommend it so I shall give no discription of it. There is plenty of wild sellery and we purchased of the natives 10 or 15 pounds of sweet Potatous, they have pretty large Plantations of these, but at present they are scarce it being too early in the season".

The bay was Anaura Bay.

Joseph Banks wrote “The surf being so great on the shore that water was got with great difficulty made the Captn resolve to leave the bay this morn, which he did tho the wind was foul so the whole day was spent in turning to windward”.

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