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Captain James Cook. General Information. Born: October 27, 1728 In Yorkshire, England Died: February 14, 1779 Became a sailor at 18 Joined the British Navy at 27 Very important British explorer, navigator, and cartographer. Captain Cook’s 3 Voyages.

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General information
General Information

  • Born: October 27, 1728

  • In Yorkshire, England

  • Died: February 14, 1779

  • Became a sailor at 18

  • Joined the British Navy at 27

  • Very important British explorer, navigator, and cartographer


Captain cook s 3 voyages
Captain Cook’s 3 Voyages

  • 1st Voyage: To observe Venus from Tahiti

    • Secret mission: To find Terra Australis

      • Found Australia and claimed the eastern coast for Britain

      • Created the 1st maps of Oceania (Australia & islands)

  • 2nd Voyage: To explore Terra Australis

    • Became first crew ever to circumnavigate the Antarctic Circle

      • Never saw Antarctica, but saw icebergs and freezing fog


Captain cook s 3 voyages1
Captain Cook’s 3 Voyages

  • 3rd Voyage: To return to Tahiti

    • 1st European to discover Hawaii

      • Named Hawaii Sandwich Islands

    • Explored western coast of North America

    • Went back to Hawaii before heading home

      • Was stabbed and killed trying to get his stolen boats back



Why is captain james cook remembered
Why is Captain James Cook Remembered?

  • Created the 1st maps of Oceania/South Pacific

  • Claimed Australia for Britain

  • Discovered many Oceania islands


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