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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 705 pages of information about A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels Volume 14.


An Account of a Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World, performed in his Majesty’s ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the Years 1772, 3, 4, and 5:  Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution.

General Introduction

I. From our departure from England to leaving the Society Isles the
first time.

    I. Passage from Deptford to the Cape of Good Hope, with an Account of
    several Incidents that happened by the Way, and Transactions there.

    II.  Departure from the Cape of Good Hope, in search of a Southern

III.  Sequel of the Search for a Southern Continent, between the Meridian of the Cape of Good Hope and New Zealand; with an Account of the Separation of the two Ships, and the Arrival of the Resolution in Dusky Bay.

    IV.  Transactions in Dusky Bay, with an Account of several Interviews
    with the Inhabitants.

    V. Directions for sailing in and out of Dusky Bay, with an Account of
    the adjacent Country, its Produce, and Inhabitants:  Astronomical and
    Nautical Observations.

    VI.  Passage from Dusky Bay to Queen Charlotte’s Sound, with an Account
    of some Water Spouts, and of our joining the Adventure.

    VII.  Captain Furneaux’s Narrative, from the Time the two Ships were
    separated, to their joining again in Queen Charlotte’s Sound, with
    some Account of Van Diemen’s Land.

    VIII.  Transactions in Queen Charlotte’s Sound, with some Remarks on
    the Inhabitants.

    IX.  Route from New Zealand to Otaheite, with an Account of some low
    Islands, supposed to be the same that were seen by M. de Bougainville.

    X. Arrival of the Ships at Otaheite, with an Account of the critical
    Situation they were in, and of several Incidents that happened while
    they lay in Oaiti-piha Bay.

    XI.  An Account of several Visits to and from Otoo; of Goats being left
    on the Island; and many other Particulars which happened while the
    Ships lay in Matavai Bay.

    XII.  An Account of the Reception we met with at Huaheine, with the
    Incidents that happened while the Ships lay there; and of Omai, one of
    the Natives, coming away in the Adventure,

    XIII.  Arrival at, and Departure of the Ships from, Ulietea:  With an
    Account of what happened there, and of Oedidee, one of the Natives,
    coming away in the Resolution.

    XIV.  An Account of a Spanish Ship visiting Otaheite; the present State
    of the Islands; with some Observations on the Diseases and Customs of
    the Inhabitants; and some Mistakes concerning the Women corrected.

Chap.  II.  From our Departure from the Society Isles, to our Return to and leaving them the second Time.

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