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Log entries for August, 1773-08-01 - 1773-08-31

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 54-58

Scope and Contents

Daily log entries are provided from 1-16 August, followed by summarised entries. On 12 August they passed a reef and small island which they named ‘The Devil’s Girdle’ (map is enclosed). On 14-15 they sighted the island of Maitea [Mehetia], and on 15 August, Wales describes the arrival of local inhabitants in canoes filled with coconuts and fruit which they got in exchange for glass beads [RGO 14/58: 57v]. The following day he records that the ship struck a reef and was eventually moved to safety [RGO 14/58: 58]. On 25 August the ship anchored in Matavai Bay (Port Royal Harbour) where Wales and William Bayly took observations.

Dates

  • 1773-08-01 - 1773-08-31

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Extent

6 folio(s) (6 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials

English

Original geographic information

French Polynesia [subject]

Original geographic information

Mehetia [subject]

Original geographic information

Tahiti [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-05-11 15:11:17+00:00

Repository Details

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