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30 July, 1769

 

On 30 July, 1769, James Cook wrote “we discover'd an Island which bore from us N. 63° West distant about 8 Leagues, at the same time the Peek of Bola bola [Bora Bora] bore N½E distant 3 or 4 leagues: this Island Tupia calls Maurua [Maupiti] and according to his account it is but small and surrounded by a reef of rocks and hath no harbour fit for shipping”.

Joseph Banks wrote “This morn wind right on end. See a new Island calld by Tupia Maurua [Maupiti], he says it is fertile and yeilds plentifully all kinds of provision, but that there is no breach in the reef large enough for the ship to go into”.

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