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Log entries for October, 1773-10-01 - 1773-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 62-68

Scope and Contents

Daily log entries covering the journey to New Zealand via the Tongan islands or ‘Friendly Islands’. Wales records that on 1 October they sighted Tasman’s Middleberg, followed the next day by Tonga-Tabu or Amsterdam [RGO 14/58: 62]. On 4 October he went on shore on Amsterdam Island where he took observations and made a sketch of the north side of the island; Wales also records observations on the tides [RGO 14/58: 62]. On 9 October they saw Pӱlstreet’s Island but did not stop there [RGO 14/58: 63]. On 20 October they saw New Zealand, and the following day Wales records the arrival of local inhabitants in boats and the reception of their chief on board the Resolution where he was presented with trinkets and gifts [RGO 14/58: 66]. The ship travelled on via Table Cape, Cape Turn, Cape Palliser and Cape Campbell, occasionally losing sight of the Adventure for short intervals, before losing her completely on 28 October.


  • Creation: 1773-10-01 - 1773-10-31


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

Language of Materials


Original geographic information

New Zealand [subject]

Original geographic information

Tonga [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-05-11 15:31:20+00:00

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