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Log entries for July, 1774-07-01 - 1774-07-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 112-119

Scope and Contents

Daily log entries covering the journey between Tonga and the New Hebrides, via Turtle Island. The entry for 3 July describes Turtle Island and records that boats were sent out to try to strike at the turtles, with no success [RGO 14/58: 112v]. The New Hebrides were sighted on 16 July. Wales provides descriptions of the islands and their inhabitants: an entry for 18 July describes the local inhabitants of Leper Island who wore plates of pearl oyster shells ‘but seemed otherwise entirely naked’ [RGO 14/58: 116]. Wales also records a bout of food poisoning on the ship as a result of eating a large fish caught the previous day [RGO 14/58: 117].
Note: there is no entry for 31 July, and Wales evidently missed a day as the entry for 30 July is marked Sunday but that for 1 August is marked Monday. Three maps are included.


  • Creation: 1774-07-01 - 1774-07-30


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9 folio(s) (9 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials


Original geographic information

Tonga [subject]

Original geographic information

Vanuatu [subject]

Finding aid date

2012-05-09 14:59:02+00:00

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