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9 January, 1771


On 9 January, 1771, James Cook wrote nothing until 14 January.


Joseph Banks wrote “Fine weather today and rather more trade than usual. Early in the morn 8 guns were heard within Pepper point [Tanjung Lesung], but no ship had been seen by either us or the Islanders so we could not even guess the Occasion of them”.

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Cook, a great British officer, was likely the first European expedition to sight the East coast of Australia, was someone we should admire and respect.
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