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564 Journal of the H.M.S. Endeavour, 1768-1771 National Library of Australia National Library of Australia 2013-05-12T09:50:02.783472 2015-03-07T09:32:18.214501 James Cook was born in 1728 in Yorkshire. Apprenticed to a coal shipper in Whitby he began to learn the skills of sound navigation and accurate charting. In 1755 he joined the Royal Navy and steadily advanced. In North America he took part in the siege of Quebec City, and began coastal surveys of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. In 1768 Cook was promoted to become commander of Endeavour Bark sent to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus. The Admiralty in asecret instructionsa asked Cook to find the mythical southern continent. In 1769 Cook circumnavigated New Zealand, charted its coast and took formal possession for England. On 19 April 1770 Cook sighted another coastline. Sailing north Cook landed at Botany Bay. And charted 5000 miles of coastline with great accuracy. Cook took formal possession of New South Wales for England. In 1772 Cook led a second expedition to confirm the great south land. In 1777, Cookas third voyage explored the Pacific coasts of North America and Siberia. Cook was killed on 14 February 1779 in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii). This dataset contains transcripts of Cookas journal with corresponding links to the digitised pages. Where possible, location information has been extracted. For further information please see the aRead mea file within the dataset. Data has been sourced from [South Seas]( and the [Manuscripts collection]( of the National Library of Australia. 1768-1771 ZIP   2013-05-12T09:50:10.709889   941044.0 Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia