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26 June, 1769


On 26 June, 1769, James Cook wrote “Very early this morning I set out in the Pinnace, accompined by Mr Banks and one of ye Natives with an intent to make the Circuit of the Island in order to examine and draw a Sketch of the Coast and Harbours thereof. We proceeded to the Eastward”.

Joseph Banks wrote “At 3 O’clock this morn Captn Cooke and myself set out to the eastward in the pinnace, intending if it was convenient to go round the Island, the weather calm and pleasant”.

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