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Bruny Island, Tasmania


On 5 April, 1770, James Cook wrote “Winds between the SBE and SSE with a Continued swell from the SSW”.

Joseph Banks wrote “Wind is rather abated and weather considerably milder. The Captn told me that he has during this whole vo[y]age observd that between the degrees of 40° and 37° South latitude the Weather becomes suddenly milder in a very great degree, not only in the temperature of the air but in the Strenght and frequency of the gales of wind, which increase very much in going towards 40 and decrease in the same proportion as you aproach 37”.

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