PART THREE, BOOK ONE -- An Account of the Voyages
undertaken by order of his Majesty, George III, for making Discoveries
in the Southern Hemisphere; and successively performed, by Commodore Byron,
Captains Wallis and Carteret, and Lieutenant Cook.
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Chapter 1 -- An Account of Commodore Byron's Voyage, in
1764, 5, and 6 in His Majesty's ship the Dolphin
Section 1 -- The Passage from the Downs to Rio de Janeiro.
Chapter 2 -- An Account of Captain Wallis's Voyage in 1766,
7, and 8, in his Majesty's ship the Dolphin.
Section 2 -- Passage from Rio de Janeiro to Port Desire; with some
Description of that Place.
Section 3 -- Course from Port Desire, in search of Pepy's Island, and
afterwards to the Coast of Patagonia, with a Description of the Inhabitants.
Section 4 -- Passage up the Streight of Magellan, to Port Famine; with
some Account of that Harbour, and the adjacent Coast.
Section 5 -- The Course back from Port Famine to Falkland's Islands,
with some Account of the Country.
Section 6 -- The Passage through the Strait of Magellan as far as Cape
Monday, with a Description of several Bays and Harbours, formed by the
Coast on each Side.
Section 7 -- The Passage from Cape Monday, in the Strait of Magellan,
into the South Seas; with some general Remarks on the Navigation of that
Section 8 -- The Run from the Western Entrance of the Strait of Magellan
to the Islands of Disappointment..
Section 9 -- The Discovery of King George's Islands, with a Description
of them, and an Account of several Incidents that happened there.
Section 10 -- The Run from King George's Islands to the Islands of
Saypan, Tinian, and Aguigan; with an Account of several Islands that were
discovered in that Track.
Section 11 -- The Arrival of the Dolphin and Tamar at Tinian, a Description
of the present Condition of that Island, and an Account of the Transactions
Section 12 -- The Run from Tinian to Pulo Timoan, with some Account
of that Island, its Inhabitants and Productions, and thence to Batavia.
Section 13 -- Transactions at Batavia, and Departure from that Place.
Section 14 -- The Passage from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope, and
from thence to England.
Section 1 -- The Passage to the Coast of Patagonia, with some
Account of the Natives.
Chapter 3 -- An Account of Captain Carteret's Voyage, in
1766, 7, 8, and 9, in his Majesty's Sloop the Swallow
Section 2 -- The Passage through the Strait of Magellan, with some
further Account of the Patagonians, and a Description of the Coast on each
Side, and its Inhabitants.
Section 3 -- A particular Account of the Places in which we anchored
during our Passage through the Strait, and of the Shoals and Rocks that
lie near them.
Section 4 -- The Passage from the Strait of Magellan, to King George
the Third's Island, called Otaheite, in the South Sea, with an Account
of the Discovery; of several other Islands, and a Description of their
Section 5 -- An Account of the Discovery of King George the Third's
Island, or Otaheite, and of several Incidents which happened both on board
the Ship and on Shore.
Section 6 -- The Sick sent on Shore, and a regular Trade established
with the Natives; some Account of their Character and Manners, of their
Visits on board the Ship, and a Variety of Incidents that happened during
Section 7 -- An Account of an Expedition to discover the Inland Part
of the Country, and our other Transactions, till we quitted the Island
to continue our Voyage.
Section 8 -- A more particular Account of the Inhabitants of Otaheite,
and of their domestic life, Manners, and Arts.
Section 9 -- Passage from Otaheite to Tinian, with some Account of
several other Islands that were discovered in the South Seas.
Section 10 -- Some Account of the present State of the Island of Tinian,
and our Employment there; with what happened in the Run from thence to
Section 11 -- Transactions at Batavia, and an Account of the Passage
from thence to the Cape of Good Hope.
Section 12 -- An Account of our Transactions at the Cape of Good Hope,
and of the Return of the Dolphin to England.
Appendix -- A Table of the Latitudes and Longitudes West of London,
with the Variation of the Needle at several Ports, and Situations at Sea,
from Observations made on board his Majesty's Ship the Dolphin; also her
Nautical Beckoning during the Voyage.
Section 1 -- The Run from Plymouth to Madeira, and from thence
through theStrait of Magellan.
Chapter 4 -- An Account of Lieutenant Cook's Voyage, in 1768,
1769, and 1770, in his Majesty's Bark the Endeavour
Section 2 -- The passage from Cape Pillar, at the Western entrance
of the Strait of Magellan, to Masafuero; with some Account of that Island.
Section 3 -- The Passage from Masafuero to Queen Charlotte's Islands;
several Mistakes corrected concerning Davis's Land, and an Account of some
small Islands, supposed to be the same that were seen by Quiros.
Section 4 -- An Account of the Discovery of Queen Charlotte's Islands,
with a Description of them and their Inhabitants, and of what happened
at Egmont Island.
Section 5 -- Departure from Egmont Island, and Passage to Nova Britannia;
with a Description of several other Islands, and their Inhabitants.
Section 6 -- Discovery of a Strait dividing the Land called Nova Britannia
into two Islands, with a Description of several small Islands that lie
in the Passage, and the Land on each side, with the Inhabitants.
Section 7 -- The Passage from Saint George's Channel to the Island
of Mindanao, with an Account of many Islands that were seen, and Incidents
that happened by the Way.
Section 8 -- Some Account of the Coast of Mindanao, and the Islands
near it, in which several Mistakes of Dampier are corrected.
Section 9 -- The Passage from Mindanao, to the Island of Celebes, with
a particular Account of the Strait of Macassar, in which many Errors are
Section 10 -- Transactions off Macassar, and the Passage thence to
Section 11 -- Transactions at Bonthain, while the vessel was waiting
for a Wind to carry her to Batavia, with some Account of the Place, the
Town of Macassar, and the adjacent Country.
Section 12 -- Passage from Bonthain Bay, in the Island of Celebes,
to Batavia. Transactions there, and the Voyage round the Cape of Good Hope
Appendix -- A Table of the Variation of the Compass as observed on
board of the Swallow.
Section 1 -- The Passage from Plymouth to Madeira, with some
Account of that Island.
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Section 2 -- The Passage from Madeira to Rio de Janeiro, with some
Account of the Country, and the Incidents that happened there.
Section 3 -- The Passage from Rio de Janeiro to the Entrance of the
Strait of Le Maire, with a Description of some of the Inhabitants of Terra
Section 4 -- An Account of what happened in ascending a Mountain to
search for Plants.
Section 5 -- The Passage through the Strait of Le Maire, and a farther
Description of the Inhabitants of Terra del Fuego, and its Productions.
Section 6 -- A general Description of the south-east part of Terra
del Fuego, and the Strait of Le Maire; with some Remarks on Lord Anson's
Account of them, and Directions for the Passage Westward, round this Part
of America, into the South Seas.
Section 7 -- The Sequel of the Passage from Cape Horn to the newly
discovered Islands in the South Seas, with a Description of their Figure,
and Appearance; some Account of the Inhabitants, and several Incidents
that happened during the Course, and at the Ship's Arrival among them.
Section 8 -- The Arrival of the Endeavour at Otaheite, called by Captain
Wallis, King George the III.'s Island. Rules established for Traffic with
the Natives, and an Account of several Incidents which happened in a Visit
to Tootahah and Toubourai Tamaide, two Chiefs.
Section 9 -- A Place fixed upon for an Observatory and Fort: an Excursion
into the Woods, and its Consequences. The Fort erected; a Visit from several
Chiefs on Board and at the Fort, with some Account of the Music of the
Natives, and the Manner in which they dispose of their Dead.
Section 10 -- An Excursion to the Eastward, an Account of several Incidents
that happened both on Board and on Shore, and of the first Interview with
Oberea, the Person, who, when the Dolphin was here, was supposed to be
Queen of the Island, with a Description of the Fort..
Section 11 -- The Observatory set up; the Quadrant stolen, and Consequences
of the Theft: A Visit to Tootahah: Description of a Wrestling match: European
Seeds sown: Names given to our People by the Indians.
Section 12 -- Some Ladies visit the fort with very uncommon Ceremonies:
The Indians attend Divine Service, and in the Evening exhibit a most extraordinary
Spectacle: Toubourai Tamaide falls into Temptation.
Section 13 -- Another Visit to Tootabah, with various Adventures: Extraordinary
Amusement of the Indians, with Remarks upon it: Preparations to observe
the Transit of Venus, and what happened in the mean Time at the Fort.
Section 14 -- The Ceremonies of an Indian Funeral particularly described:
General Observations on the Subject: A Character found among the Indians
to which the Ancients paid great Veneration: A Robbery at the Fort, and
its Consequences; with a Specimen of Indian Cookery, and various incidents.
Section 15 -- An Account of the Circumnavigation of the island, and
various Incidents that happened during the Expedition; with a Description
of a Burying-place and Place of Worship, called a Morai
Section 16 -- An Expedition of Mr Banks to trace the River: Marks of
subterraneous Fire: Preparations for leaving the Island: An Account of
Section 17 -- A particular Description of the Island of Otaheite;
its Produce and Inhabitants; their Dress, Habitation, Food, Domestic Life
Section 18 -- Of the Manufactures, Boats, and Navigation of Otaheite.
Section 19 -- Of the Division of Time at Otaheite; Numeration, Computation
of Distance, Language, Diseases, Disposal of the Dead, Religion, War, Weapons,
and Government; with some general Observations for the Use of future Navigators.
Section 20 -- Description of the several Islands in the Neighbourhood
of Otaheite, with various Incidents; a Dramatic Entertainment; and many
Particulars relative to the Customs and Manners of the Inhabitants.
Section 21 -- The Passage from Oteroah to New Zealand; Incidents which
happened in going ashore there, and while the Ship lay in Poverty Bay.
Section 22 -- A Description of Poverty Bay, and the Face of the adjacent
Country. The Range from thence to Cape Turnagain, and back to Tolaga, with
some Account of the People and the Country and several Incidents that happened
on that Part of the Coast.
Section 23 -- The Range from Tolaga to Mercury Bay, with an Account
of many Incidents that happened both on board and ashore: A Description
of several Views exhibited by the Country, and of the Hippahs, or fortified
Villages of the Inhabitants.
Section 24 -- The Range from Mercury Bay to the Bay of Islands: An
Expedition up the River Thames: Some Account of the Indians who inhabit
its Banks, and the fine Timber that grows there: Several Interviews with
the Natives on different Parts of the Coast, and a Skirmish with them upon
Section 25 -- Range from the Bay of Islands round North Cape to Queen
Charlotte's Island; and a Description of that Part of the Coast.
Section 26 -- Transactions in Queen Charlotte's Sound; Passage through
the Streight which divides the two Islands, and back to Cape Turnagain:
Horrid Custom of the Inhabitants: Remarkable Melody of Birds: A Visit to
a Hippah, and many other Particulars.
Section 27 -- Range from Cape Turnagain along the eastern Coast of
Poenammoo, round Cape South, and back to the Entrance of Cook's Streight,
which completed the Circumnavigation of the Country; with a Description
of the Coast, and of Admiralty Bay: The Departure from New Zealand, and
Section 28 -- The Run from New Zealand to Botany Bay, on the East Coast
of New Holland, now called New South Wales; various Incidents that happened
there; with some Account of the Country end its Inhabitants.
Section 29 -- The Range from Botany Bay; with a farther Account of
the Country, and its Inhabitants and Productions.
Section 30 -- Dangerous Situation of the Ship in her Course from Trinity
Bay to Endeavour River.
Section 31 -- Transactions while the Ship was refitting in Endeavour
River: A Description of the adjacent Country, its Inhabitants and Productions.
Section 32 -- Departure from Endeavour River; a particular Description
of the Harbour there, in which the Ship was refitted, the adjacent Country,
and several Islands near the Coast; the Range from Endeavour River to the
Northern Extremity of the Country, and the Dangers of that Navigation.
Section 33 -- Departure from New South Wales; a particular Description
of the Country, its Products, and People: A Specimen of the Language, and
some Observations on the Currents and Tides.
Section 34 -- The Passage from New South Wales to New Guinea, with
an Account of what happened upon landing there.
Section 35 -- The Passage from New Guinea to the Island of Semau, and
the Transactions there.
Section 36 -- A particular Description of the Island of Savu, its Produce,
and Inhabitants, with a Specimen of their Language.
Section 37 -- The Run from the Island of Savu to Batavia, and an Account
of the Transactions there while the Ship was refitting.
Section 38 -- Some Account of Batavia, and the adjacent Country; with
the Fruits, flowers, and other Productions.
Section 39 -- Some Account of the Inhabitants of Batavia, and the adjacent
Country, their Manners, Customs, and Manner of Life.
Section 40 -- The Passage from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope, Some
Account of Prince's Island and its Inhabitants. Our Arrival at the Cape
of Good Hope. Some Remarks on the Run from Java Head to that Place, and
to Saint Helena. The Return of the Ship to England.
Appendix -- An Abstract of the Voyage round the World, performed by
Lewis de Bougainville, Colonel of Foot, and Commander of the Expedition,
in the Frigate La Boudeuse, and the Storeship L'Etoile, in the Years 1766-7-8,
and 9, drawn up expressly for this Work.