After Captain Cook

The Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia

Author: Rodney Harrison,Christine Williamson

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759106574

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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The papers collected in this volume address the historical archaeology of Aboriginal Australia & its application in researching the shared history of Aboriginal & settler Australians.

The Life of Captain James Cook

Author: Andrew Kippis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108044018

Category: History

Page: 548

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The dissenting minister Andrew Kippis (1725-95) was a Member of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Society. With this work of 1788, he was the first biographer of Captain James Cook (1728-79), although several of Cook's colleagues, including Johann Reinhold Forster in 1778 and David Samwell in 1786, had previously published memoirs of their service with him. Believing that 'his public transactions ... are the grand objects to which the attention of his biographer must be directed', Kippis draws on the official Admiralty accounts of Cook's voyages and focuses on his professional life. The book was criticised at the time for failing to convey Cook's personality and motivation, stressing his achievements without putting them in context. However, it remained the only biography for forty years, and shaped public perception of Cook as a brilliant navigator and commander, a fearless explorer and an exemplary British hero.

Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada

The Adventurer and Map Maker's Formative Years

Author: Jerry Lockett

Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 0887809448

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A fascinating account of the famous Captain James Cook and the formative years he spent learning navigation, map-making and naval command during turbulent years in Atlantic Canada.

Captain Cook

Explorations and Reassessments

Author: Glyndwr Williams

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843831006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

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Essays reassess Cook's standing as a leading figure in eighteenth-century history, exploration and the advancement of science.

The Death of Captain Cook

A Hero Made and Unmade

Author: Glyndwr Williams

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674031944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

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Argues that the British Admiralty covered up details of explorer James Cook's death on a Hawaiian beach and facets of his personality in order to create a portrait of a hero.