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The rise of the British empire - Australia
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Extract from the log book of Captain Cook in 1770 describing what he saw in Australia
(Catalogue ref: ADM 55/40 f165)
[Each word in this list had beside it Cook's guess at an aboriginal version of the word.]
A Dog
A Lorakeet [bird]
A Cockatoo [bird]
A Male Turtle
Female Turtle

From what I have said of the native people of New Holland they may appear to some to be the most wretched people on earth. In fact, they are far happier than we Europeans. They do not need the things we Europeans seem to need and are not unhappy because they do not know about what Europeans have which they do not. They live in equality and tranquillity. The Earth and the Sea provide them with food and everything else they need to live on.
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