Journal of James Burney, made during Captain Cook's second voyage, 1772-1773 [manuscript]

Creator
Burney, James, 1750-1821
Call Number
MS 3244
Created/Published
[1772-1773]
Extent
0.63 metres (1 large volume + 2 folio packets + 2 folders)
Items
75
Scope and Content
Journal made during Captain Cook's second voyage, from Plymouth to Madeira, and then in search of the southern continent, to New Zealand, Tasmania and the Friendly Islands. Covers the period June 22, 1772-December 22, 1773. Burney mentions the fate of various crew members, encountering icebergs in the Southern Indian ocean, the sighting of Van Diemen's Land, the accuracy of Tasman's maps, and describes the music, weapons, social customs etc. of the New Zealanders, Tongans, and Tahitians. The journal contains illustrations of canoes, and Tongan tunes in musical notation.
Background
James Burney was second Lieutenant with the Adventure, which accompanied the Resolution during Cook's second voyage, 1772-1775. He took command of the Discovery following Cook's death on the third voyage. He became a well known naval writer and had achieved the rank of Rear-Admiral before his death in 1821.
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Burney, James. (1772). Journal of James Burney, made during Captain Cook's second voyage, Retrieved June 21, 2024, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232021101

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Burney, James. Journal of James Burney, made during Captain Cook's second voyage, : , 1772. Web. 21 June 2024 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232021101>

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Burney, James. 1772, Journal of James Burney, made during Captain Cook's second voyage, , viewed 21 June 2024 http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232021101

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Since 1891 [Creator Date of Death + 70 Years]

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