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Entries for October, 1773-10-01 - 1773-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 87r-94r

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On 2 October they arrived at Middleberg, and Bayly notes that they anchored the next day at Amsterdam where they remained until 7 October. He describes buying fruit, hogs and fowl there, and notes their difficulty in finding a good harbour and fresh water [RGO 14/56: 87v]. The entry for 4 October includes his observations taken while ashore. On 10 October they sighted 'the Island of Pillsteet'. Entries include many observations of lunar distance, with sightings of albatrosses and porpoises. They sighted the coast of New Zealand on 21 October, travelling via Hawke’s Bay, Cape Kidnappers, Cape Turnagain and Cape Palliser. From mid-October, Bayly frequently notes that the ship fired guns to signal to the Resolution to keep company, and on 30 October he records that they lost sight of her entirely [RGO 14/56: 93v].


  • Creation: 1773-10-01 - 1773-10-31


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8 folio(s) (8 ff.) : Paper

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New Zealand [subject]

Original geographic information

Tonga [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-06-26 16:40:08+00:00

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