Furneaux, Tobias, 1735-1781

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Born in Swilly, a district of Plymouth, Devon, England, on 21 August 1735, he was Commander of the "Adventure" during James Cook's second voyage to the Pacific and visited Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, in Tasmania for four days from 9 March 1773. He was also a botanical collector and took some seeds and specimens from this area during the visit. He died back in England on 19 September 1781.

From the description of Coastal chart, 1773. 1773. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 224841755

Epithet: Captain of the 'Adventure.'

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000301.0x0003e3

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Place Name Admin Code Country
South Seas, South Seas
Australia--Tasmania
Tasmania
Subject
Nautical charts
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Birth 1735-08-21

Death 1781-09-19

Britons

English

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