Captain Cook's Cottage, Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, Australia. The cottage was built in Yorkshire, England and shipped to Melbourne in 1934. The English explorer and navigator Captain James cook landed in Botany Bay in 1770. The cottage was originally built by Cook's father in 1775 in at Great Ayton, North Yorkshire.
On this day 27th October, 1728, the birth of Captain James Cook, English naval officer and one of the greatest navigators in history. His voyages in the Endeavour led to the European discovery of Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands. Thanks to Cook's understanding of diet, not member of the crew ever died of scurvy, the great killer on other voyages. In his youth he was apprenticed to a ship owner in Whitby.
The replica HMB ENDEAVOUR, an exact working rebuild of the original ship sailed by Captain James Cook to discover New Zealand and Australia's east coast. Built in Western Australia, this is taken at it's home port at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney. 8 August 2010, C: M.R.Miller.
Captain James Cook's Statue in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK - On West Cliff, overlooking the harbour you’ll find this statue of Captain James Cook – the famous British Naval explorer. Not only did James Cook learn seamanship in the area but Whitby built his first ship, the HMS Endeavour. They are obviously very proud of their maritime association with him.