Captain James Cook


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Noun1.Captain James Cook - English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)Captain James Cook - English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
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For the former immigration officer ensured Middlesbroughborn Captain James Cook was recognised by setting the first seeds more than 40 years ago of an idea for an annual celebration of Cook's birthday.
1776: Explorer Captain James Cook set sail from Plymouth on his third voyage of discovery, in search of a passage around the the northern coast of America from the Pacific side.
1770: Captain James Cook discovered New South Wales, Australia.
BORN John Cleese, UK |comedian, 1939, above Theodore Roosevelt, |US president, 1858, Captain James Cook, |explorer, 1728 DIED Lou Reed, US pop |musician, 2013 David Shepherd, |cricket umpire, 2009 Charles Hawtrey, |comic actor, 1988, above
2m James Cook University Hospital station and named the train she arrived on - Captain James Cook, Master Mariner - before unveiling an official opening plaque to mark the development of the station, which lies behind the hospital.
Unfortunately for him, Captain James Cook had claimed the entire area for the British Crown - and so the settlement was named Melbourne, after the British Viscount.
Jerry Lockett, Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada: The Adventurer and Map Maker's Formative Years
10 Lingfield 1m31/2f G3 C4/ATR Card page 72 Key stat Johnny Murtagh is 2-3 for Aidan O'Brien at the track and rides Captain James Cook THE last two runnings of the Lingfield Derby Trial have fallen to Aidan O'Brien, but anyone expecting a hat-trick might want to consider the trainer's recent form and bookmaker opinion on his No1 contender in this year's race, writes Lee Mottershead.
of Technology) and Robson (map librarian, Captain James Cook specialist) provide an encyclopedic reference on the Pacific Islands.
Among the book's better-known subjects are Linnaeus, the 18th-century Swedish doctor and naturalist who invented the system by which scientists name new species, and Joseph Banks, best remembered for his 3-year voyage to the South Seas with Captain James Cook.
While this identity energized those static Anglo-Saxon virtues once hailed by Stubbs and other constitutional historians as embodying national character, Wilson suggests the muscular and heroic Captain James Cook an apt metaphor for the new 'Englishness'.
Imagine a South Pacific paradise, steeped in the 18th century history of Captain James Cook and William Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty fame.