James Cook - A Journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour on a voyage round the world, by Lieutenant James Cook, Commander, commencing the 25th of May 1768 - 23 Oct. 1770 - Page 2
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i3 COOK (Captain James) JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF HIS MAJESTY's BARK ENDEAVOUR ON A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, commencing the 25th of May, 1768 and ending 23rd October, 1770
ORIGINALL MANUSCRIPT, with engraved charts of the discoveries added, having the AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE OF CAPTAIN COOK on the last page, blue morocco 1768-70
This Original Manuscript of Captain Cook's Voyage round the World is very important, as only small portions of it were extracted and rewritten by Dr. Hawksworth.
SUPPOSED RELIC OF CAPTAIN COOK. - The following appeared in the Melbourne Argus of Nov. 18 1886:- "Sydney, Nov. 17. - Captain Thomson, of the steamer City of Melbourne, has written to the secretary of the Queensland branch of the Geographical Society, reporting the discovery of what he believes to be the cairn erected by Captain Cook during his visit to the Endeavour River. While the City of Melbourne was awaiting the arrival of the Royal Mail steamer Jumna's mails on the 9th inst., Captain Thomson, with the Hon. H. Lyttelton and two others, went in search of the cairn, which they found on a hill 1,000ft above the sea level. Only the two named reached the summit. The cairn has evidently remained untouched since its erection. Grass was growing thickly around it, and a tree was also growing through one side, which had caused some of the stones to fall off. The discoverers cut the tree down and burned the grass growing around it."
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29th Dec :r 1886.
Class........ Date... 30 Oct. 1935
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