Digital resources tagged with ‘Captain Cook’

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Captain Cook - Cook Claims New South Wales

After spending some time observing an Aboriginal tribe, Cook commits the most controversial act of the voyage: he claims the entire east coast of New Holland for Britain, without permission from the local inhabitants.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Colonisation
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
National / Upper Primary / Indigenous Studies / Culture
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Captain Cook - Cook's Chronometer

On James Cook’s second voyage of discovery he takes part in a grand scientific experiment to test a chronometer that the Admiralty hopes will allow navigators to measure lines of longitude.

National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Captain Cook - Great Southern Continent

In his first great voyage of discovery, James Cook is chosen to find and explore the 'Great Southern Land'.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
National / Upper Primary / Media Arts / Criticism and Aesthetics
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Captain Cook - In Search of the North West Passage

Cook’s obsession with discovery continues as he searches for the mythic North West Passage, but is it a journey too far? Now retired and promoted to Post Captain, James Cook is bored. He jumps at the chance to take on a third great voyage: to find a fast route to China to secure Britain’s place in the lucrative tea trade.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Captain Cook - James Cook Joins the Navy

Influential patrons help the bright boy James Cook to an apprenticeship in the merchant navy that would make him a ships’ master. But with an eye for the main chance Cook switches to the Royal Navy.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Exploration and British Settlement of Australia
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
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Captain Cook - The Death of Cook

James Cook’s temperament has become unstable during the long and unsuccessful hunt for the North West passage. He picks a fight with the Hawaiians after a series of thefts by them from the ships and dies on the beach after a fierce battle.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
Captain Cook - The Polynesian Tupaia Joins the Endeavour Voyage thumbnail

Captain Cook - The Polynesian Tupaia Joins the Endeavour Voyage

Cook takes on board an additional passenger, Polynesian priest and fellow navigator Tupaia. Tupaia shares his remarkable navigational skills, convinced that the notion of a great land mass is a European fantasy.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Representation
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Captain Cook in Hawaii

The story of Captain James Cook’s ill-fated final voyage to the Pacific is one of tragic cultural misunderstanding.

NSW / Stage 4/5 / History Elective / Topic 3 Thematic studies (heroes and villains)
National / Year 9 & 10 / Society and Environment / Social Systems
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Captain Cook’s Tragic Death

Captain James Cook’s untimely return to Hawaii ended with his violent death, the details of which are portrayed in numerous conflicting illustrations.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Discovery and Exploration
VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration
National / Year 9 & 10 / English and Media Literacy / Documentaries
National / Year 9 & 10 / Visual Arts / Art criticism and aesthetics
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Endeavour Journal

Written on board the Endeavour during his trip down under in 1770, James Cook’s journal records the beginning of Australia as we know it today.

NSW / Stage 4/5 / History Elective / Topic 3 Thematic studies (heroes and villains)
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South Sea Islander in London

Omai, a young Tahitian warrior who joined Captain James Cook’s second voyage, had his portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds and inspired a spectacular pantomime at Covent Garden.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Discovery and Exploration
NSW / Stage 6 Preliminary / Society and Culture / The Social and Cultural World
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Discovery and Exploration