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.'
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