6th September 1769

Society Islands to New Zealand
Fresh Gales and Squally, with rain. At Noon saw a Bird which was all white, except the tip of each Wing; it was nearly as big as an Albetross. We saw 2 of these Birds in Latitude 19 degrees before we Arrived at George's Island. Wind Westerly; course South 87 degrees 30 minutes West; distance 70 miles; latitude 37 degrees 49 minutes South, longitude 147 degrees 30 West.

Joseph Banks Journal
Moderate all day: few individuals of Birds but all the sorts of yesterday.

Sydney Parkinson’s Journal
We had hard gales from the west, which obliged us to go under our courses; but the weather was clear, though cold.

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