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Captain Cook Was Here

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  • Date Published: May 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521762403

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  • This book is a dramatic and lively account of the encounters between Captain Cook, his crew and the Indigenous people of Australia during the Endeavour's first landing at Botany Bay, on Australia's east coast in 1770. These encounters were marked by poise, fragility, humanity, intrigue, fear, confusion and regret. The book brings together for the first time all the known surviving objects collected, and all the visual material produced, during Cook's time on shore, and incorporates them into the history told. The story about cross-cultural encounters in 1770 is complemented by stories told in art, word and performance by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians over two centuries or more. The book includes a rich store of historical and contemporary visual images, which are used to show the way in which the meanings and interpretations of these encounters have changed over time.

    • The first detailed narrative of the complex cross-cultural interactions between indigenous people and Captain Cook's expedition in Australia in 1770
    • Brings together for the first time all the known surviving objects and artefacts collected, as well as much of the artwork produced during Cook's time on shore
    • Examines the storytelling and myth-making about Captain Cook by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people over two centuries or more
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521762403
    • length: 176 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 164 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue
    Part I. In the Beginning: The first day
    Always beginning
    The first day continued
    Part II. In Between: The second day
    The third day
    The fourth day
    The fifth day
    The sixth day
    The seventh day
    Part III. In the End: The eighth day
    Never ending
    The Endeavour sails
    Sources
    Illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Index.

  • Author

    Maria Nugent, National Museum of Australia, Canberra
    Maria Nugent is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia.

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