Endeavour Replica Confirmed for 2020

June 8th, 2018

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Declaration of Australia: three epic strands in a grand narrative

September 19th, 2017

Published in The Australia, 16 September 2017 by Noel Pearson   I come from the region first dub­bed York Cape by James Cook, just before he claimed possession of the eastern seaboard on behalf of the British crown. He did so at Possession Island in the Torres Strait on August 22, 1770. The claimed land […]

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Rounded perspective incorporates James Cook’s ship and shore

September 16th, 2017

Published in The Australian, 16 September 2017   In the collection of the National Museum of Australia in Canberra is an embroidered silk sampler, fashioned by hand in the late 18th or early 19th century, that maps the voyages of maritime ­explorer James Cook. The needlework was made by a young Englishwoman who painstakingly drew […]

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Sam Neil visits Cooktown

September 14th, 2017

Sam Neil spent time in Cooktown recently during filming for an upcoming series on James Cook.

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COOK REDISCOVERED

September 11th, 2017

The Australian published a major piece by Trent Dalton over a series of days in September 2017 entitled Cook Rediscovered – The long voyage to Terra Australis.

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Cook Shire Council Media Release

September 7th, 2017

The 2017 Discovery Festival opened and closed with a literal bang and, thanks to a range of new initiatives, is being heralded as the best festival yet.

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Media Release: The new look Discovery Festival starts by looking back with the inaugural Mayor’s Community Maroon Ball

September 7th, 2017

The revitalised program for the annual Cooktown Discovery has now been revealed with one of the highlights being the Mayor’s Community Maroon ball.

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Media Release: Rediscover the Cooktown Discovery Festival

September 7th, 2017

Regular attendees of the Cooktown Discovery Festival will find the program and events for 2017 reinvented with the creation of two separate events and a wide range of new inclusions.

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