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On his third voyage to map and refine information about the South Pacific, Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands. During previous voyages, he had mapped the coastline of Australia and determined that New Zea... More »

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Captain James Cook was a British explorer who visited six of the seven continents in three voyages occurring between 1768 and 1779. He was the first European to encounter the eastern coastline of Australia and almost fou... More »

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Captain James Cook is credited with being the first European to make contact with the Hawaiian Islands and the eastern coast of Australia, and the first European to circle the island of New Zealand. As a member of the Ro... More »

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Captain James Cook set out on his first expedition to find the planet Venus, went about his second expedition to find the southern continent and went out on his third expedition to find a passage between North America an... More »

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Captain James Cook discovered Australia in 1770. Australia was first sighted by crew members on his ship on April 19th, 1770. On August 22nd, 1770, Captain Cook claimed the entire east coast of Australia for Great Britai... More »

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