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Endeavour journal, 13 August 1769 (Series 03.352)

Notes: Page header reads: 'Oheteroa'
Author: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
Date: 13 August 1769
Series title: Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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Transcript: 13. At noon today high land in sight which proved to be Tupias Island of Oheteróa. At night we were close in with it. He sayd that there were many other Islands from south to south west of us most of their names beginning with Ohete, none however were in sight.

Many Albecores have been about the ship all the evening, Tupia took one and had not his rod broke would probably have taken many. He usd an Indian fish hook made of mother of pearl so that it servd at the same time both for hook and bait.