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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

Captain Cook to Secretary Stephens

Captain Cook to Secretary Stephens.

19 June, 1772.


Inclosed is the list of Mr. Banks's people that have been victualed on board his Majesty's sloop Resolution, under my command, from the 8th of Ap'l last untill the 5th June. I pray you will be pleased to move my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to give the necessary order for that purpose.

I am, &c.,

Jam's Cook.

page 100


A List of men belonging to Mr. Banks that were victualed on board the Resolution from the 8th of Ap'l, 1772, to the 5th June following:—

Jos'ph Miller. James Roberts.
Benj'n Miller. Peter Sidsaff.
Jno. Wilson. Jno. Asquith.
Peter Briscoe. John Alexander.
Nicholas Young.*

* Nicholas Young belonged to Banks's suite on board the Endeavour The part of the New Zealand coast first sighted was called Young Nick's Head by Captain Cook, because it was first seen by Young. He was also the first one to sight the Lizard on the return of the expedition.—Hawkesworth, vol. ii, p. 297; vol. iii, p. 799.