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28 May 1769

Endeavour Voyage Maps
James Cook
Joseph Banks

Another Visit to Tootaha and the Transit of Venus


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Another Visit to Tootaha and the Transit of Venus (continued)

We rose at day-break, according to the custom of the country; the first man that Mr. Banks saw was Tupia, faithfully attending with his musquet; and soon after, Oberea brought him some of her country clothes, as a succedaneum for his own, so that when he came to us he made a most motley appearance, half Indian and half English. Our party soon got together, except Dr. Solander, whose quarters we did not know, and who had not assisted at the concert: in a short time Tootahah made his appearance, and we pressed him to recover our clothes; but neither he nor Oberea could he persuaded to take any measure for that purpose, so that we began to suspect that they had been parties in the theft. About eight o’clock, we were joined by Dr. Solander, who had fallen into honester hands, at a house about a mile distant, and had lost nothing.

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