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Log of H.M.S. Endeavour, 1768-1770 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1291739
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Cook, James, 1728-1779
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1768-1770] 
0.30 m (1 volume) + 9 folders. 
Summary

Manuscript copy of the log of the Endeavour, "... attribution of which is difficult ... considered anonymous" (J.C. Beaglehole, ed. "The Journals of Captain James Cook", I, ccxxxvii). It seems to be a fair copy done some time after the original, and does not cover the whole voyage but ends five days before the arrival of the Endeavour at Batavia, on her way homeward. The copy bears the trade card of the stationer who supplied the book - "Bate of Birchin Lane, Cornhill".

Biography/History

James Cook was born in 1728 in Yorkshire. Apprenticed to a coal shipper in Whitby he began to learn the skills of sound navigation and accurate charting. In 1755 he joined the Royal Navy and steadily advanced. In North America he took part in the siege of Quebec City, and began coastal surveys of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. In 1768 Cook was promoted to become commander of Endeavour Bark sent to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus. The Admiralty in 'secret instructions' asked Cook to find the mythical southern continent. In 1769 Cook circumnavigated New Zealand, charted its coast and took formal possession for England. On 19 April 1770 Cook sighted another coastline. Sailing north Cook landed at Botany Bay. And charted 5000 miles of coastline with great accuracy. Cook took formal possession of New South Wales for England. In 1772 Cook led a second expedition to confirm the great south land. In 1777, Cook's third voyage explored the Pacific coasts of North America and Siberia. Cook was killed on 14 February 1779 in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 3.

Microfilm available for research.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-517532598

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A597

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Journeys.  |  Endeavour (Ship)  |  Logbooks.  |  Voyages around the world.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Pacific Area -- Discovery and exploration.
Time Coverage 1768-1770 
Occupation Explorers.
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