James Cook [A New Biographical Dictionary, 1805]

[Editor: This is the entry for James Cook in A New Biographical Dictionary (1805), by Stephen Jones. It is interesting to note that the text does not mention Cook’s discovery of the east coast of New Holland (Australia), although it does mention that he had unsuccessfully searched for Terra Australis Incognita (the hypothesized southern land […]

The centenary of the discovery of New South Wales [23 April 1870]

[Editor: An article commemorating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Eastern coast of Australia by James Cook in 1770. Published in The Australian Town and Country Journal, 23 April 1870.] The centenary of the discovery of New South Wales. Amongst the thousands of persons, of all grades and ages, who made holiday on […]

On Affixing a Tablet to the Memory of Captain Cook, and Sir Joseph Banks, Against the Rock of their First Landing in Botany Bay [22 March 1822]

[Editor: A poem published in Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser, 22 March 1822.] On Affixing a Tablet to the Memory of Captain Cook, and Sir Joseph Banks, Against the Rock of their First Landing in Botany Bay. I have been musing what our Banks had said, And Cook, had they had second-sight that […]

Captain James Cook: The real discoverer of Australia [chapter 4 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 4 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 8 July 1934.] The story of Australia — IV. Captain James Cook The real discoverer of Australia The next Englishman to come to Australia was Captain Cook. This man who rose to great fame was the son […]