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Sighting of a kangaroo by James Cook
The first sighting of a kangaroo (or wallaby) by Lieutenant James Cook and the sailors of the Endeavour expedition, June 1770: "it was of a light mouse colour, and in size and shape very much resembling a greyhound". Illustration from An account of the voyages ...for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere, by John Hawkesworth (London, 1773).
Original: engraving. 1773
- Image reference: RS-9202
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