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Title Log-Book of the Endeavour
Author(s) Captain Cook
Section Section I: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969
Date 1768-1771
Document Type Manuscript, Diary
Library British Library
Reference Add Mss 8959
Notes Follow the course of Cook's first voyage of exploration, via his notes on the weather, day-to-day running of the ship, life at sea and his encounters with Tahitians, Maoris and Australian Aborigines
Region South America, Australasia, South East Asia
Names Captain James Cook, Sir Joseph Banks (ff56, 59, 77, 98v)
Places Madeira (f8v), Tenerife (f10v), Latin America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (f23), Terra del Fuego, Tierra del Fuego (f33v), Oceania, Society Islands, King George Island, Tahiti (f54v), French Polynesia, New Zealand (f77), Poverty Bay, Cape Kidnappers, Tolagu Bay (f80v), Talogu, Queen Charlotte's Sound (f96), Australia, New Holland, Botany Bay (f116), Great Barrier Reef (f125), New Guinea, Batavia, Jakarta, Java, St Helena (f164)
Topics journal, exploration, navigation, weather, trading with island natives, preparing for voyage (f1), rations, health and disease, supplying and maintaining the ship (f24), liat sea, discipline of ship (ff24, 35v, 85v, 124), man over board (f51), indigenous peoples, South American Indians (f34v), Tahitians, natives of King George's Island (f55v), bartering, trade, gifts, attitude to property, stealing (f57v), crime and punishment (f58), observation of Venus (f57), natural history, penguins (f32), seals, tropical birds, breadfruit, coconuts (f56), Maoris, colonial conflict, battle, skirmishes with Maoris, (ff77, 78, 82, 85), attempted kidnapping of Tupaia's servant (f78v), trade (ff80v, 82, 96), stealing (f81), Australian Aborigines (ff116, 127), stuck on Great Barrier Reef (f125)