Travel with Captain Wallis

On a voyage to the South Pacific

As Compiled by John Hawkesworth

The map marks the voyage route plotted from coordinates recorded in Hawkesworth's account of Captain Wallis's voyage to the South Pacific from 1766-1768. This voyage led to the first known European contact with the island and people of Tahiti. Click on the map to zoom in, and click on the red compass rose points to view the paragraph from the Hawkesworth account surrounding the record of each pair of latitude and longitude coordinates. Right-click to download our KML file here.