Norfolk Island – how it looked in 1793

The Baton relay continues what appears to be the same route as Captain Cook by arriving today (22.12.2013) at Norfolk Island, which was named by Cook in 1774 in honour of the Duchess of Norfolk, Mary Howard.

With no historical student connections to the Island, the International Heritage project has identified a map of the Norfolk Island in 1793

Map of Norfolk Island (Spec Coll RQ 670)

This map appears in An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island, with the Discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the Southern Ocean (London: John Stockdale, 1793) by Scot, John Hunter (1738-1821), vice-admiral and governor of New South Wales.


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