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Endeavour journal, 29 September 1769 (Series 03.400)

Notes: Page header reads: 'in search of the Southern Continent'
Author: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
Date: 29 September 1769
Series title: Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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Transcript: 29. Pleasant weather: birds more plentiful than usual in such weather; about noon saw one like a snipe but less and with a short bill which I judge to be a land bird. Mr Gore saw a bird which he calls a Port Egmont hen which he describes to be brown on the back, like a gull in size and shape, but flyes like a crow flapping its wings. Some large heaps of seaweed have been seen; some of the gentlemen upon deck think that the colour of the water is chang'd consequently we are in soundings.