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Burney’s chart of Tasmania’s East Coast : copied from his journal in 1925 by R.W.G.

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Burney, James (1925) Burney’s chart of Tasmania’s East Coast : copied from his journal in 1925 by R.W.G. University of Tasmania Special & Rare Collections, The Royal Society of Tasmania, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Burney’s original journal is held by the National Library of Australia.

James Burney (1750-1821) was 2nd Lieutenant under the command of Captain James Cook and Captain Tobias Furneaux on Cooks second journey to the Antarctic and Pacific during 1772-1773.
The sloop “Adventure”, under the command of Furneaux , a Whitby-built collier sailed at 335 tons with a compliment of 81 men. Burney crossed the Antarctic Circle and he was one of the first Englishmen to walk on Tasmania’s southern beaches. He kept a private journal written not for officialdom but for the delight and information of his family and friends.

Originally from the Public Records Office of London, this copy was made by R.W.G. in 1925.

RS Mp/68

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Burney, Adventure, Map, Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, social history, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, Van Diemen's Land, world, maps
Publisher: University of Tasmania Special & Rare Collections, The Royal Society of Tasmania
Collections: Royal Society Collection
Royal Society Collection > The Royal Society of Tasmania Map Collection
Additional Information:

A facsimile of Burney’s journal is available - With Captain James Cook in the Antarctic and Pacific : the private journal of James Burney, second lieutenant of the Adventure on Cook's second voyage, 1772-1773 / Edited and with an introduction by Beverley Hooper.
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1975 -
Morris Miller Book G 246 .C7 B87 -
From The Royal Society of Tasmania Map Collection : RS/Mp 68

Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 06:21
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 01:13
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