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27 July, 1770

 

On 27 July, 1770, James Cook wrote “In the AM caught as much fish as came to ¾ Ib a man and Mr Gore shott one of the Animals before spoke off which weighed 80 lb and 54 exclusive of the entrails, skin and head, this was as large as the most we have seen”.

 

Joseph Banks wrote “This day was dedicated to hunting the wild animal. We saw several and had the good fortune to kill a very large one which weighd 84 lb”.

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