Royal Navy Captain James Cook died on February 14, 1779, after he was stabbed in a scuffle with Hawaiian islanders when he attempted to take the local leader hostage. His death occurred during his third exploratory voyag... More »

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 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Captain James Cook sailed the HM Bark Endeavour to Australia, marking the first contact between Australia and the European world. The Endeavour was not classified as a ship but as a bark or barque, which was the most com... More »

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