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Endeavour journal, 31 August 1770 (Series 03.738)

Notes: Page header reads: 'Coast of New Guinea'
Author: Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
Date: 31 August 1770
Series title: Series 03: The Endeavour journal of Joseph Banks, 25 August 1768 - 12 July 1771
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Transcript: 31. 5½ fathm and the Land not seen even from the mast head: the regularity of the bank which was soft mud made us very little regard the shoalness of the water which was still as muddy as the Thames at Gravesend. At night we anchord in 4½ fathm the Land being then but just seen from the deck.