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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
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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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