James Cook Quote

From what I have said of the natives of New Holland, they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon earth; but in reality they are far happier than we Europeans; being wholly unacquainted not only with the superfluous but the necessary conveniences so much sought after in Europe, they are happy in not knowing the use of them.


diary, August 1770

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From what I have said of the natives of New Holland, they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon earth; but in reality they are far...

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From what I have said of the natives of New Holland, they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon earth; but in reality they are far...

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From what I have said of the natives of New Holland, they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon earth; but in reality they are far...

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From what I have said of the natives of New Holland, they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon earth; but in reality they are far...