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1 - 10 April 1770

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The Run from New Zealand to Botany Bay


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CHAP. I. The Run from New Zealand to Botany Bay, on the East Coast of New Holland, now called New South Wales; various Incidents that happened there; with some Account of the Country and its Inhabitants.

HAVING sailed from Cape Farewell, which lies in latitude 40° 33’ S. longitude 186° W. on Saturday the 31st of March 1770, we steered westward, with a fresh gale at N.N.E. and at noon on the 2d of April, our latitude, by observation, was 40°, our longitude from Cape Farewell 2° 31’ W.

In the morning of the 9th, being in latitude 38° 29’ S. we saw a tropic bird, which in so high a latitude is very uncommon.

In the morning of the 10th, being in latitude 38° 51’ S. longitude 202° 43’ W. we found the variation, by the amplitude, to be 11° 25’ E. and by the azimuth 11° 20’.

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