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The Conjurer's Bird

By Martin Davies

The Conjurer's Bird

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Where is Ulieta? The island of Ulieta, or Ulietea, is too small to appear in our atlas but if you were to travel roughly North-West of Tahiti you'd likely come across it.  We "Google Earthed" it (16° 49' 60, 151° 25' 0 W) and it looks like a very nice place to spend a few days - green island surrounded by blue seas and a barrier reef (if you haven't yet discovered Google Earth you should give it a go - it's a lot of fun!) 

Captain Cook visited Ulietea on his second voyage to the South Pacific - you can read his observations of the island and its people in chapter 15 of Volume 1 of A Voyage To The South Pole and Around The ...

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