James Cook's diary


This is an extract from one of James Cook's logbooks where he recorded observations and summarised each day’s events from his voyages to the Pacific Ocean. This logbook covers the voyage from 12 February until 23 September 1770; during this period Cook landed on the east coast of Australia, at a place he initially called Stingray Harbour and later renamed Botany Bay.

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LOGBOOK of Lieut. James Cook in the "Endeavour" during part of his first voyage round the world; 12 Feb.-23 Sept. 1770
12 Feb 1770–23 Sep 1770
James Cook
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