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Tonga

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/56: 87r-94r
Scope and Contents 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....
Dates: 1773-10-01 - 1773-10-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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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...
Dates: 1774-07-01 - 1774-07-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Log entries for June, 1774-06-03 - 1774-06-30

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 105-111
Scope and Contents The log entries cover the journey from Tahiti to Tonga via Howe’s Island [Lord Howe Island], Palmerston Island, and Savage Island [Niue]. They consist of a single summarised log for 23 May-3 June, followed by daily entries. In the entry for 4 June, Wales records hearing from an islander who arrived by canoe from Huaheine that the Adventure was anchored there along with Mr Banks’ ship, and that he had boarded and they had made him drunk (RGO 14/58: 105v). On 14 June Wales notes that the...
Dates: 1774-06-03 - 1774-06-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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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...
Dates: 1773-10-01 - 1773-10-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Map of the Isles of the Friendly People, 1774-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 110a
Scope and Contents Discovered by Tasman in 1643 and seen by Captain Cook in the Resolution in the years 1773 and 1774. The lower part of the map shows the route of the Resolution and Adventure in 1773 and the islands of Tonga, also known as Tabu or Tasman’s Amsterdam, and Eaoowe or Tasman’s Middleburg. The upper part shows the route of the Resolution in 1774 and the islands of Aggoa and Mattafoa, and south of these, Annamocka, Annamocka-Ette, Comango and Comango-Ette, Tonamai and Tellefageo, along with an...
Dates: 1774-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Observations at sea, 1773-09-16 - 1773-11-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57: 48v-53r
Scope and Contents

The observations at sea continue after the Adventure left Uliatea, travelling via Tonga towards New Zealand. Entries for 3-6 August include observations taken while at anchor at Amsterdam Island [Tonga] [RGO 14/57: 50r].

Dates: 1773-09-16 - 1773-11-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Photograph album, 1898 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDEE 4/7
Scope and Contents Including photographs of HMS Porpoise, undated; Samoa and Tonga, 1898; HMS Minerva, 1903; King Edward VII landing at Gibraltar, undated; a monument at Apia, Samoa, undated; HMS Bedford, undated; arrival of the German Emperor at Gibraltar, 1904; King Edward VII's visit to Kiel, 1904; and a royal visit to the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham, 1918. With photographs of unidentified ships, family and friends, and war damage possibly during the First World War. Also some loose...
Dates: 1898 - 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Sketchbooks, 1898-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDEE 4/6
Scope and Contents

Comprising pencil sketches of landscapes, ships and harbours.
Including views of Devon; France; Tonga and Samoa.

Dates: 1898-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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