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Vol 42 no 4, Nov 2020
James Cook’s Killora 'Resolution' and 'Adventure' medal
By Peter Lane   |   November 2020   |   Vol 42 no 4

Lieutenant James Cook took various gifts on his voyages of discovery, to distribute to Indigenous people whom he might encounter. Peter Lane draws attention to the only example of one of Cook’s medals found in Australia, a memento of friendly contact between the European explorers and Indigenous Tasmanians in...

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Vol 42 no 3, August 2020
A Cook discovery
By Trevor Hancock   |   August 2020   |   Vol 42 no 3

Exactly 250 years ago, HMB Endeavour commanded by Lt James Cook was the first British ship to sight the east coast of Australia, then known as the Great South Land or Terra Australis Incognita. As one of the most important exploration milestones in Australia’s history, it now seems to be passing largely unnot...

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Vol 40 no 4, Nov 2018
The Captain Cook silver statuette
By Yvonne Barber   |   November 2018   |   Vol 40 no 4

Lieutenant James Cook RN, commanding officer of HMB Endeavour, the renamed collier Earl of Pembroke, sailed on 26 August 1768 from England on a naval and scientific voyage to observe the Transit of Venus, collect natural history specimens and explore the east coast of New Holland. The 250th anniversary of the v...

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The Australiana Society acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.