On 29 November 1791 crew members from the brig Chatham landed on Rēkohu, named it Chatham Island and claimed it on behalf of Britain's King George III. This extract from an account of the day was written by one of the ship’s officers, Mr Johnstone.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Edward Bell Collection (qMS-2071-2073)
Reference: qMS-2071-60 (left); qMS-2071-61 (right)
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