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Journal entries concerning O'Whyhee [Hawaii], 1792-04-28 - 1792-05-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/62: 150*r-153v

Scope and Contents

These pages are inverted in the volume and should be read from 153v-150*r.
A daily, narrative account of activity at Hawaii from 28 April until 7 May 1792, just a few days before Gooch was killed.
The entries contain many ethnographic observations, and include a list of translated [Polynesian] words [RGO 14/62: 153v]; an account of their reception by the chief who enquired after King George’s health and presented a child he had named after him [RGO 14/62: 153v]; news of Captain Vancouver [RGO 14/62: 153r]; details of the war in progress between the four chiefs and of an announcement on 30 April that peace had been declared and trade taboos lifted [RGO 14/62: 153r-152v]; an account of an exchange of gifts with the chief on board the ship [RGO 14/62: 152v]; references to the killing of sharks; and descriptions of the appearance and hairstyles of the islanders [RGO 14/62: 151v].


  • Creation: 1792-04-28 - 1792-05-07


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4 folio(s) (4 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials


Original geographic information

Hawaii [subject]

Original geographic information

Hawaiian Islands [subject]

Original geographic information

Marquises, Îles [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-12-10 14:27:55+00:00

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