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Lieutenant Zachary Hicks R.N.

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LIEUTENANT ZACHARY HICKS RN (R4x32) 4C set Margaret Greer Melbourne Dance Book 2

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:
 25-30 1s dance under arch made by 2s, 1s make arch for 3s who dance up, 1s dance under arch made by 4s (2s+3s+4s in turn dance up 1 place, 2 skip change)
 31-32 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
HMS Endeavour - 1794

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