Cook's Cottage | Originally built in, England, in 1755, Cook's Cottage was built and owned by the parents of Captain James Cook, the explorer credited with discovering Australia. The cottage was shipped to Australia in 1933 and was entirely reconstructed in Melbourne's Fitzroy Gardens.

Cook's Cottage Captain James Cook, the explorer credited with discovering Australia. The cottage was shipped to Australia in 1933 and was entirely reconstructed in Melbourne's Fitzroy Gardens.

Portrait of Captain James Cook (1728 - 1779), by Joseph Wright of Derby - One of my favorites at the Nelson-Atkins in KC. A handsome fellow, I think he should've been played by James Spader in a movie!

Portrait of Captain James Cook - by Joseph Wright of Derby - One of my favorites at the Nelson-Atkins in KC. A handsome fellow, I think he should've been played by James Spader in a movie!

Captain James Cook, 1728-79 - National Maritime Museum

Captain James Cook November 1728 – 14 February was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.

Discoverer and exlplorer Captain James Cook was born in Whitby, Yorkshire, UK in 1728

Discoverer and explorer Captain James Cook was born in Whitby, Yorkshire, UK in 1728

Oil painting by Joshua Reynolds of Joseph Banks who took part in Cook's 1st voyage. He was a naturalist and botanist, and brought unique specimen samples back from Australia to Europe.

Joshua Reynolds - Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (Naturalist and Patron of Science)

Painting of HMS Endeavour, Captain Cook's vessel in which he entered Botany Bay, 1770

Painting of HMS Endeavour, Captain Cook's vessel in which he entered Botany Bay, 1770


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James Cook; 1772–1775; in HMS Resolution. HMS Resolution was a sloop of the Royal Navy, and the ship in which Captain James Cook made his second and third voyages of exploration in the Pacific. She impressed him enough that he called her "the ship of my choice", and "the fittest for service of any I have seen."

HMS Resolution James Cook's ship, watercolour by midshipman Henry Roberts

The Resolution Beating Through the Ice with the Discovery in the most Imminent Danger in the Distance, from 'Views in the South Seas', pub. 1792 (etching)

The Resolution Beating Through the Ice with the Discovery in the most Imminent Danger in the Distance, from 'Views in the South Seas', pub.

A branch of the breadfruit tree, 1776-79. Captain James cook's third voyage.

A branch of the breadfruit tree, Captain James cook's third voyage.

An illustration of "Banksia", from Captain Cook's first voyage...typical of the elaborate botanical drawings whose execution Joseph Banks oversaw.

Banksia serrata, from the voyage of Captain Cook, along with Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, by Sydney Parkinson

Endeavour she briefly returned to naval service as a troop transport during the American Revolutionary War and was scuttled in a blockade of Narraganset Bay, Rhode Island, 1778.

HMS Endeavour, also known as HM Bark Endeavour, was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand, from 1769 to

Captain James Cook - Mapping Alaska

Captain James Cook - Mapping Alaska

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