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King George Islands

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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Log entries for April to May, 1774-04-01 - 1774-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 100v-105
Scope and Contents Daily log entries until 21 April, travelling via the Marquesa Islands, Palliser’s Islands, King George Island and Matavai Bay (Tahiti). These are followed by summarised entries covering the period until the end of May, when the ship was anchored in Matavai Bay. The entries for 7-11 April include mention of being greeted in the Marquesa Islands by local inhabitants in canoes bearing fruit and plantains, records of observations taken, and descriptions of the islands [RGO 14/58: 102]. That for...
Dates: 1774-04-01 - 1774-05-31
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 King George’s Islands, 1774-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 104b
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So called by Commodore Byron, 1765, and seen by Captain Cook in the Resolution, 1774. Taoukaá and a second, unnamed island are shown, along with a plot of the ship’s course. The latitude and east and west longitude from Greenwich are indicated in the border. Signed by William Wales.

Dates: 1774-04
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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