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Over eight days and eight nights in late April of 1770, Captain Cook and the men of the Endeavour made their first extended landfall on the east coast of New Holland. The ensuing events and interactions between the voyagers and the indigenous inhabitants were marked by drama and intrigue, courage and fear.
But the story does not end with the Endeavour sailing away. The original encounter on land between the British mariners and the first Australians has been on of Australia's founding legends. Bringing together first-hand historical accounts, oral narratives, surviving objects and artefacts plus much of the artwork produced during Cook's time on shore, Maria Nugent takes a challenging new look at the impact of Cook's arrival on the land and on its people.
Captain Cook Was Here reconnects with the stories that all Australians - Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal - have told through their art, history and folklore.
About the Author
Maria Nugent is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia and in the School of Historical Studies at Monash University. She is the author of Botany Bay: Where Histories Meet, which won the New South Wales Premier's Community and Regional History Prize in 2006.
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|In the beginning||p. 1|
|The First Day||p. 3|
|Always Beginning||p. 23|
|The First Day Continued||p. 39|
|In between||p. 49|
|The Second Day||p. 51|
|The Third Day||p. 62|
|The Fourth Day||p. 69|
|The Fifth Day||p. 82|
|The Sixth Day||p. 85|
|The Seventh Day||p. 92|
|In the end||p. 97|
|The Eighth Day||p. 99|
|Never Ending||p. 105|
|The Endeavour Sails||p. 137|
|List of Illustrations||p. 149|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 5th May 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.3 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.476