Unfinished journal of John Williams, Samoa, 1839

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Unfinished journal of John Williams en route from Samoa to the New Hebrides [Vanuatu] in the Camden. Describes the island of Rotumah [Rotma] situated half way between Samoa and the Hebrides where he stops briefly before sailing on to Tanna and Erromanga [Erromango] where he was killed on 18 November 1839, which is also the date of the last entry in the journal which is blank but for the first 13 pages.

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CWM South Seas Journal FBN 36

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