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Log entries for March, 1773-03-01 - 1773-03-28

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 31-37

Scope and Contents

Log entries covering the voyage through the Southern Ocean and the return voyage to New Zealand, to which the ship bore away on 16 March. Entries include reports on electrical experiments carried out by Wales [RGO 14/58: 31v] and on seeing the Southern Lights. The entry dated 26 March in fact covers the period until 28 March, and includes descriptions of Dusky Bay and Pickersgill’s Cove, New Zealand, where Wales was required to fell some trees in order to take observations [RGO 14/58: 37v]. There are no entries from the end of March until 11 May, but Wales notes that they travelled by a new sea passage in contrary winds, as a result of which they did not leave until 9 May; he also notes that he was suffering from a cold and fever all that time.


  • Creation: 1773-03-01 - 1773-03-28


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7 folio(s) (7 ff.) : Paper

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Date information

DateText: date is inferred.

Original geographic information

Antarctica [subject]

Original geographic information

Dusky Sound [subject]

Original geographic information

New Zealand [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-05-11 15:00:30+00:00

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