Quotation by James Cook, Captain

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 with the necessary conveniences so much sought after in Europe; they are happy in not knowing the use of them.
James, Captain Cook (1728–1779), British seaman, explorer. Journal entry, August 1770.

On his landing in Australia (then named New Holland).
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