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25 April - 4 May 1771

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James Cook
Joseph Banks

Cape of Good Hope, Saint Helena and Return to England


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Cape of Good Hope, Saint Helena and Return to England (continued)

On the 25th, at three o’clock in the afternoon, we weighed, with a light breeze at S.E. and put to sea. About an hour afterwards, we loft our Master, Mr. Robert Mollineux, a young man of good parts, but unhappily given up to intemperance, which brought on disorders that put an end to his life.

We proceeded in our voyage homeward without any remarkable incident; and in the morning of the 29th, we crossed our first meridian, having circumnavigated the globe in the direction from east to west, and consequently lost a day, for which we made an allowance at Batavia.

At day-break, on the Ist of May, we saw the island of St. Helena; and at noon, we anchored in the road before James’s fort.

We staid here till the 4th, to refresh, and Mr. Banks improved the time in making the complete circuit of the island, and visiting the most remarkable places upon it.

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© Derived from Vols. II-III of the London 1773 edition: National Library of Australia call no. FERG 7243, pages 794 - 794, 2004
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