By Charles J. Shields
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He named them the Society Islands and claimed them for Britain. The Endeavour sailed on in a southerly direction through the South Pacific. Cook steered to 40 degrees latitude, where the geographers at the Royal Society expected a continent. But no sign of land poked above the horizon. The weather turned sour. Cook turned northward and continued west. At the end of September, pieces of floating seaweed appeared on the water and seabirds squawked overhead, meaning land was near. On October 7, a 12-year-old ship’s boy, Nicholas Young, sighted the eastern side of New Zealand’s North Island.
With nine armed marines, he came ashore on February 14, 1779. Cook demanded that Chief Kalei’opu’u come with him as a hostage until the boat was returned. Normally, this maneuver was harmless, as Cook remained on good terms with native people. But this time, the Hawaiians’ patience had run out. As Kalei’opu’u accompanied Cook to the beach, his wife rushed to him, pleading with him not to go. Two other chiefs then argued with Kalei’opu’u. The chief listened and changed his mind—he wouldn’t go after all.
Cook wrote that the ice “extended east and west far beyond the reach of our sight, while the southern half of the horizon was illuminated by rays of light which were reflected from the ice to a considerable height. . ” Cook once again wintered in New Zealand, leaving in November 1774 for his third try. But a gale separated the Resolution and the Adventure shortly afterward. The Adventure returned to New Zealand. When Captain Furneaux sent a party of men ashore to gather supplies, Maori cannibals overpowered and killed them.
James Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific (Explorers of New Worlds) by Charles J. Shields