A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World…in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Vol. I

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Date

1777

Identifier

de Beer Ec 1777 C

Publisher

London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadel

Abstract

On 3 September 1773, Captain Furneaux accepted on board a young man called Omai, from Rai’atea. Taken back to England, Omai became a social celebrity, meeting Joseph Banks, Lord Sandwich, Frances Burney, and at Kew, King George III. To the latter, as he bowed and grasped the King’s hand, Omai was said to have declared ‘How do King Tosh!’ Omai was returned to Tahiti with Cook during the third voyage in 1776.

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Citation

James Cook, “A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World…in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Vol. I,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 16, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9707.