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Lieutenant Zachary Hicks R.N.

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LIEUTENANT ZACHARY HICKS RN (R4x32) 4C set Margaret Greer Hunter Valley Book

1- 8 All cross passing partner RSh and set (arms folded), repeat back to place
9-16 1s dancing down change places with 2s RH, change places with 3s LH, change places with 4s RH and all set (arms folded)
17-24 4s+1s dance RH across
21-24 1s dance to top and face down while 2s+3s+4s stand 2 bars then bars 23-24 dance down 1 place, curve in to join nearer hands with partner, all facing up in middle
25-32 1s progress to 4th place - under 2's arch, 1s make arch for 3s, under 4's arch - (2s+3s+4s dancing up 1 place in turn) and all set (arms folded) 2341

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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Lieutenant Zachary Hicks (1739 - 1771) is credited with first sighting the continent of Australia, at (now) Point Hicks in 1770 when he was a Royal Navy officer and second-in-command on Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour voyage to Australia and New Zealand.

New Zealand's Hicks Bay and eastern Australia's Point Hicks are named in his honour.

HMS Endeavour Image
HMS Endeavour - 1794


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