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12 November, 1769

 

On 12 November, 1769, James Cook wrote “I went with the Pinnace and Yawl accompaned by Mr Banks and Dr Solander, over to the North side of the Bay in order to take a View of the Country and the Fortified Village which stands their... After taking a slight View of the Country and loading both boats with Sellery, which we found in great plenty near the sea beach, we return'd on board about 5 oClock, the Long-boat at the same time returnd out of the River loaded as deep as she could swim with oysters; and now I intended to put to sea in the morning if wind and weather will permit".

Joseph Banks wrote “After breakfast we all went ashore to see an Indian Fort or Eppah in the neighbourhood... We went to a bay where were two, we landed first near a small one the most beautifuly romantick thing I ever saw... One of the Young men at our desire went up to shew their method of fighting and another went to the outside of the ditch to act assailant”.

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