Places not on Google Maps – Outcast Islands

Extracts from the following book – Places not on Google Maps

These islands are 1,000 miles to the north of the Society Islands and are the remotest islands in the South Pacific. Captain Cook named them the Royal Society Islands after the Royal Society in London, but that was before he named the Society Islands, so rather than heading back north to name the Royal Society Islands something else, he made a note in his diary to change the name when he returned to London. Cook never made it back, of course, so the Royal Society changed the name to reflect the relative distance between the two island groups.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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