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27 January, 1771

 

On 27 January, 1771, James Cook wrote “Little wind and some times calm... Departed this Life Mr Sidney Parkinson Natural History Painter to Mr Banks, and soon after Jno Ravenhill, Sailmaker, a Man much advanced in years”.

 

Joseph Banks wrote “Tho better than yesterday my pains were still almost intolerable. In the Evening Mr Parkinson died and one of the ships crew”.

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