Captain Cook’s Voyages 1768-1779

 (James Cook)

Stirring accounts of Cook’s scissoring across the world in leaky boats, to places often unexplored, from South America, Africa, South East Asia, the Bering Sea & Strait and all over the Pacific.

The Journal, 1768-71 (c/- Australian National Library)

The Journal, 1768-71 (c/- Australian National Library)

This book is based on Cook’s journals and reports to Admiralty, selected by Glyndwr Williams for the Folio edition (1997).

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Cook was one of a handful of giants in exploration when about a third of the world was unknown.  By the time he was lethally sandwiched by natives in Hawaii, he had become famous in his homeland and well known to much of the rest of the world.

Death of Cook, by George Carter

Death of Cook, by George Carter

This acclaim was appreciated by TVC when we dropped in on his cottage, built in Yorkshire (1855) and transported to the Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne, stone by stone and reassembled in 1934.

TVC is still endeavouring to know what to make of this oversized, Jeff-Koons-style figure of the Capn., spotted recently at NSW Art Gallery

TVC is still endeavouring to know what to make of this oversized, Jeff-Koons-style figure of the Capn., spotted recently at NSW Art Gallery

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