||Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, Vols. II - III
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15 November 1769
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The Range from Tolaga to Mercury Bay
The Range from Tolaga to Mercury Bay (continued)
We found, thrown upon the shore, in several parts of this bay, great quantities of iron-sand, which is brought down by every little rivulet of fresh water that finds its way from the country; which is a demonstration that there is ore of that metal not far inland: yet neither the inhabitants of this place, or any other part of the coast that we have seen, know the use of iron, or set the least value upon it; all of them preferring the most worthless and useless trifle, not only to a nail, but to any tool of that metal.
© Derived from Vols. II-III of the London 1773 edition: National Library of Australia call no. FERG 7243, pages 347 - 348, 2004
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