James Cook's hundred days in Queensland

Turnbull, Paul (2010) James Cook's hundred days in Queensland. Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes, 2009-10 .

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Author Turnbull, Paul
Title James Cook's hundred days in Queensland
Journal name Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes
ISSN 1838-708X
Publication date 2010-10-13
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 2009-10
Total pages 1 article
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Queensland Historical Atlas
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Other
Formatted abstract
Cook began sailing northwards along the Queensland coast in mid-May 1770. He had fulfilled the main aims of his first Pacific voyage aboard HMS Endeavour. He had successfully observed the transit of Venus at Tahiti as instructed by the Admiralty, then sailed to latitude 40°, from where Endeavour had tracked westwards across the southern Pacific, in the hope of discovering ‘a Continent or Land of great extent’ that reports by earlier Spanish and Dutch voyagers suggested lay in the southern Pacific. Should he not find this new continent, Cook had been ordered by the Admiralty to break off his search on reaching the east coast of New Zealand. He was then to head for England with his precious observations of the Venusian transit after surveying as much as could safely be done of New Zealand’s coastline and off-shore waters...
Keyword Discovery
Exploration
James Cook
Transit of Venus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under section 'Dreaming > Curiosity'

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Created: Fri, 18 Mar 2011, 10:35:19 EST by Professor Paul Turnbull on behalf of School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry