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Nights of StorytellingA Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia$
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Raylene Ramsay

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832223

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.001.0001

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James Cook

James Cook

A Positive Account of Balade, New Caledonia, 1774

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(p.87) Chapter Five James Cook
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Nights of Storytelling
Author(s):
Raylene Ramsay
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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.003.0005

On Sunday, September 4, 1774, a ship captained by Englishman James Cook entered the harbor at Balade on the northeastern coast of New Caledonia. This marked Cook's second Pacific expedition. In the course of this voyage Cook constantly rewrote and revised his journal. He seemed to have had no concerns about the effect of hindsight on his text, which was therefore a mixture of firsthand impressions and careful revisions. The shipboard journal was written with publication in mind, which explains the assiduous revision. This chapter presents extracts from Captain Cook's Voyages 1768–1779, specifically accounts of his arrival at Balade; an incident involving two pigs; the Kanak people's tools and weapons; and the modesty of women.

Keywords:   James Cook, journals, expedition, New Caledonia, Balade, Kanak peoples

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