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Entries for September, 1773-09-02 - 1773-09-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 83r-87r

Scope and Contents

Entries covering the journey from Matavai Bay to Huaheine. On 3 September Bayly records that they reached the island of Huaheine but fell back on the reef at Owharre Bay, and only came free with the help of the Resolution. Entries are intermittent for 7-17 September while the ship was at anchor at Owharre Bay and Ohamaneno Bay. The entry for 8 September records that Bayly [and Wales] went on shore, where they took many distances of the moon and sun [RGO 14/56: 83v]. The ship was at sea again by 18 September. An entry on 24 September provides a brief description and coordinates of two islands they passed [Hervey’s Islands], while subsequent entries include observations of lunar distance and of the ship’s estimated speed.


  • Creation: 1773-09-02 - 1773-09-30



5 folio(s) (5 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials


Original geographic information

French Polynesia [subject]

Original geographic information

Manuae [subject]

Original geographic information

Matavai Baie de [subject]

Original geographic information

Société, Îles de la [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-06-26 16:37:42+00:00

Repository Details

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