SOURCE: Hawai'i Public Radio
For Native Hawaiians, February 14 is About the Death of Captain James Cook
The indigenous Hawai'ian resistance to the efforts of Cook to control the islands remains a key moment both in the colonial history of the islands and for the native culture.
Wreckage May Be From Endeavour, Ship That Explored World and Charted Australia
The discovery has stirred hope that the remains could be excavated in time for the planned celebrations in 2020 of the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival in Australia.
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK)
Skull challenges Captain Cook claim
A skull found on the banks of a river in rural Australia is believed to date from the 1600s and has challenged the view that Captain Cook was the first white person to set foot on the country’s east coast.Carbon dating showed the skull belonged to a Caucasian male and had an 80 per cent chance of dating back to the 1600s, long before Captain Cook first reached Australia in 1770.The tests were ordered by local police after the intact skull was found near Taree, a town about 200 miles north of Sydney. No other skeletal remains were found....
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