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The subsequent factor to be performed was once to determine the path to be taken in the direction of England. prepare dinner might have beloved to have back through the Horn and therefore settle the lifestyles or non-existence of a big physique of land within the South Pacific, however the time of yr and the of his send steered that will be to courtroom catastrophe. an identical purposes held strong opposed to an immediate path to the Cape of excellent wish, with the additional drawback of there being no chance of any clean discoveries, as that a part of the sea have been usually traversed. "It was once accordingly resolved to come back in terms of the East Indies through the next course. Upon leaving this coast to the Westward till we fall in with the East coast of latest Holland, after which to keep on with the course of that coast to the Northward or what different path it might probably take us, until eventually we arrive at its Northern extremity; and if it may be stumbled on impracticable then to Endeavour to fall in with the Land or Islands came upon via Quiros. " This extract from Cook's magazine exhibits that he made no declare to the invention of Australia, and settles the silly tale that his reference to the invention of the east coast used to be an twist of fate. It used to be a direction laid down after thorough attention of the simplest charts, very bad at top, in his ownership. BOTANY BAY. the great send Endeavour obtained less than means on thirty first March 1770, with a beneficial wind and transparent sky, heading a bit north of west. at the sixteenth a transformation within the birds denoted the neighbourhood of land, and after a marginally of opposite wind, on nineteenth April 1770 Lieutenant Hicks sighted land extending from north-east to west, far-off 5 or 6 leagues. This used to be the looked-for east coast of latest Holland, and the send used to be on the front of Bass Straits, yet on his chart prepare dinner exhibits through a dotted line that he felt doubtful no matter if van Diemen's Land was once joined to New Holland or no. The low hill which was once first obvious used to be named element Hicks after its discoverer, and its place is given as 38 levels zero mins South, 211 levels 7 mins West. 3 waterspouts have been visible a brief distance from the send, and are striking as being the 1st ones pointed out within the log. The direction used to be altered to the north, and the rustic is defined as particularly low, now not very hilly, lined with eco-friendly woods, and the shore of white sand. Cape Howe was once named tomorrow, and the placement fastened as 37 levels 28 mins South, 210 levels three mins West, which Wharton says is sort of distinctive. the rustic now looked to be bettering in personality, and smoke proved the lifestyles of population, yet none have been seen until eventually Cape Dromedary and Bateman's Bay have been handed, while a few have been visible at the shore, yet too distant for remark. prepare dinner needed to land at Jervis Bay, however the wind used to be opposed to him, and he couldn't have enough money time to overcome in. An test was once unsuccessfully made at a spot that has been pointed out a bit north of 5 Islands, close to Illawarra, however the surf was once too heavy. At sunlight on Sunday, twenty ninth April, a bay was once chanced on, and the grasp was once despatched in to sound the doorway, the send following heavily, and shortly the Endeavour anchored for the 1st time in Australian waters, approximately miles in the front of Sting Ray, now Botany, Bay.