||Page header reads: 'Mount Egmont'
||Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
||13 January 1770
||Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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||13. This morn soon after day break we had a momentary view of our great hill the top of which was thick coverd with snow, tho this month answers to July in England. How high it may be I do not take upon me to judge, but it is certainly the noblest hill I have ever seen and it appears to the utmost advantage rising from the sea without another hill in its neighbourhood one 4th part of its hight. At sun set the top appeard again for a few minutes but the whole day it was coverd with clouds.