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Journal, 1772-1773 [microform]
Bib ID 263535
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Burney, James, 1750-1821
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1772-1773 
1 v. 
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, the 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. He was a friend of Cook and Charles Lamb.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 3244.

Original held by the National Library of Australia.

Source of Acquisition Sir John Ferguson Collection. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; C538.

Reproduction Microfilm. Balgowlah, N.S.W. W. & F. Pascoe for National Library of Australia, 1998. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. 
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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