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Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, Vols. II - IIIVoyaging Accounts
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15 November 1769

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The Range from Tolaga to Mercury Bay


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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.


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