Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand, the Ladrone Islands, and the Philippines in the Years 1771-1772

Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand, the Ladrone Islands, and the Philippines in the Years 1771-1772

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Published in 1891, Henry Roth's translation of Crozet's narrative provided the first English account of the infamous French expedition to the South Pacific. The ship left France in 1771 under the command of Marion De Fresne (1724-1772). After exploring Tasmania (the first Europeans to do so), De Fresne's party set out for New Zealand, arriving shortly after Captain Cook. Crozet (1728-1782), took over command of the expedition when De Fresne and twenty-six crew members were killed and allegedly eaten by local Maori in the Bay of Islands. While much of the book is concerned with the exploration of New Zealand, Roth's translation begins with the origins of the expedition, the journey through the Pacific islands, and Tasmania and the discovery of people there, ending with descriptions of Guam and Manila. The work also includes a preface and discussion of the literature of New Zealand by James R. Boose.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 113901403X
  • 9781139014038

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Crozet's voyage; 2. Discovery of southern islands; 3. Landing at one of the Austral Islands; 4. Continuation of the voyage; 5. Anchoring off Van Diemen's Land; 6. Departure from New Holland for New Zealand; 7. Sojourn on the northern portion of New Zealand, called Eahenomaouve by the natives; 8. Description of the villages of the northern portion of New Zealand; 9. Food of the inhabitants of the north of New Zealand; 10. The clothing of the savages of the north of New Zealand; 11. The arts of the savages of the north of New Zealand; 12. Religion of the savages of the northern part of New Zealand; 13. Continuation of observations and of various events which took place during our stay in the Bay Oe Islands in New Zealand; 14. General observations on the manners and customs of the inhabitants of the northern portion of New Zealand; 15. Physical observations of New Zealand and on some of its natural production; 16. Departure from New Zealand, continuation of the voyage in the South Seas; 17. Anchorage at the Island of Guam; 18. The agriculture and arts of the Guam Indians; 19. Continuation of various observations made at Guam; 20. Departure from the Island of Guam and continuation of our journey to the Philippine Islands; 21. Anchorage in Manilla Bay; 22. Description of Port Cavitte, and of what we did there; 23. Observations made at Manilla, the capital of the Philippines; Appendix; Index.show more