Daily Activities 1768-1771

 
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19 April, 1769

On 19 April, 1769, James Cook continued building the fort at Tahiti
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18 April, 1769

On 18 April, 1769, James Cook started erecting a fort at Tahiti in readiness for the Transit of Venu...
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17 April, 1769

On 17 April, 1769, Alexander Buchan, the landscape painter, died at Tahiti
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16 April, 1769

On 16 April, 1769, Alexander Buchan was ill following an epileptic fit
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15 April, 1769

On 15 April, 1769, James Cook marked out the ground for the fort
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14 April, 1769

On 14 April, 1769, James Cook looked for a better harbour for Endeavour
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13 April, 1769

On 13 April, 1769, Endeavour anchored at Tahiti for the first time.
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12 April, 1769

On 12 April, 1769, people from Tahiti came in canoes to look at Endeavour
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11 April, 1769

On 11 April, 1769, James Cook saw King Georges Island (Tahiti) for the first time
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10 April, 1769

On 10 April, 1769, Endeavour was at Mehetia, one of the islands in the Tuamotu Archipelago
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9 April, 1769

On 9 April, 1769, James Cook was at Anaa, one of the islands in the Tuamotu Archipelago
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8 April, 1769

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7 April, 1769

On 7 April, 1769, Endeavour was at Marokau, Ravahere and Reitoru in the Tuamotu Archipelago
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6 April, 1769

On 6 April, 1769, Endeavour was at Hao and the Two Groups, in the Tuamotu Archipelago.
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5 April, 1769

On 5 April, 1769, James Cook described Akiaki, one of the Tuamotu islands
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4 April, 1769

On 4 April, 1769, Endeavour arrived at Vahitahi, one of the islands in the Tuamotu Archipelago
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3 April, 1769

On 3 April, 1769, James Cook wrote about some birds he saw
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2 April, 1769

On 2 April, 1769, James Cook and Joseph Banks wrote Sooty terns.
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1 April, 1769

On 1 April, 1769, Joseph Banks described how he fought off scurvy
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31 March, 1769

On 31 March, 1769, Joseph Banks was feeling ill
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