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Journal of James Burney, made during Captain Cook's second voyage, 1772-1773 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1102184
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Burney, James, 1750-1821
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1772-1773] 
0.63 metres (1 large volume + 2 folio packets + 2 folders) 
Summary

Journal made during Captain Cook's second voyage, from Plymouth to Madeira, and then in search of the southern continent, to New Zealand, Tasmania and the Friendly Islands. Covers the period June 22, 1772-December 22, 1773. Burney mentions the fate of various crew members, encountering icebergs in the Southern Indian ocean, the sighting of Van Diemen's Land, the accuracy of Tasman's maps, and describes the music, weapons, social customs etc. of the New Zealanders, Tongans, and Tahitians. The journal contains illustrations of canoes, and Tongan tunes in musical notation.

Biography/History

James Burney was second Lieutenant with the Adventure, which accompanied the Resolution during Cook's second voyage, 1772-1775. He took command of the Discovery following Cook's death on the third voyage. He became a well known naval writer and had achieved the rank of Rear-Admiral before his death in 1821.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 3244.

Available also on microfilm.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232021101

Microfilm held at mfm G 27740.

Source of Acquisition Sir John Ferguson Collection. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C538.

Subjects Burney, James, 1750-1821 -- Diaries.  |  Sailors -- Great Britain -- Diaries.  |  Voyages around the world.  |  Oceania -- Discovery and exploration.
Time Coverage 1772-1773 
Occupation Sailors

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