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James Cook


James Cook: Ocean Explorer


A short history of James Cook and his voyages


Great Maritime Explorers - Captain James Cook


Captain James Cook: Crash Course


19th April 1770: Captain Cook Sights Australia

James Cook was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy. He made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
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