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Routes of James Cook

The Routes of James Cook

British explorer and cartographer Captain James Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he was the first record European to sight Australia and the Hawaiian Islands. His circumnavigation of New Zealand was the first recorded.

The HMS Endeavour reached the south-eastern coast of Australia on 19 April 1770.  After the establishment of the International Date Line, the anniversary observance was moved to the 20th of April.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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