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Chefs Recreate Captain Cook’s Meals

A celebration of the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage will see chefs on Endeavour Wharf recreating some of the dishes that would have been eaten on board the ship from which it took its name. With a cargo of dry, salted beef, hardtack crackers and live goats, sheep and pigs, the vessel was a veritable Noah’s Ark ...

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Whitby Planning Captain Cook 250 Festival

James Cook learnt his trade as a seaman in Whitby where his famous vessel HM Bark Endeavour was built. Over the weekend of July 6-8, Whitby will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the momentous first Pacific voyage of one of the world’s greatest explorers, and in doing so will kick start a series of nation-wide anniversary events.

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Liverpool’s Connection to Cook’s 1st Pacific Voyage

For those living in or visiting North West England in June 2018, save Saturday the 23rd for a fascinating presentation on Liverpool's connection to James Cook's 1st Pacific Voyage. Maritime historian and Captain Cook Society member Steve Ragnall will give a free presentation entitled 'The Master of Endeavour - Liverpool and Captain Cook' at 2pm at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

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Captain Cook’s Final Voyage

Just before the 250th anniversary of Cook’s first voyage, the newest book from Washington State University Press, Captain Cook’s Final Voyage: The Untold Story from the Journals of James Burney and Henry Roberts, integrates images by official expedition artist John Webber and makes two previously unpublished eyewitness accounts easily accessible.

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Royal Academy of Arts ‘Oceania’ Exhibit

Marking 250 years since Cook’s voyage to the South Pacific, the Royal Academy of Arts will celebrate the dazzling and diverse art of the region of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary. Through more than 250 compelling works ranging from shell, greenstone and ceramic ornaments, to huge canoes and dazzling house facades, ...

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James Cook Rediscovered: The Story of Us

As Australia and the world prepares for next year’s 250th anniversary of Endeavour’s departure in 1768, the Australian newspaper tells the five-part story of a voyage that transformed our knowledge of mathematics, navigation, geology, geography, botany, psychology, nutrition, astronomy, medicine, cartography and languages....

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British Library’s Cook: The Voyages Exhibit

The British Library holds one the most extensive and compelling collections of original documents and works of art from James Cook’s voyages. This landmark exhibition, which is timed to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the first Cook voyage to leave England, will be a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to see the collection on display.

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Blast’s Endeavour Project

2018 will mark the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s epic voyage in command of HM bark Endeavour. It will also be the year in which Royal Museums Greenwich complete their programme of new galleries and major improvements, which Blast creative design consultancy produced a promotional campaign for.

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Captain Cook’s Endeavour Returning to Whitby

The replica of one of the most famous ships in the history of maritime exploration is being prepared for a new voyage along the North York Moors coast to Whitby. In August a partnership led by Whitby businessman Andrew Fiddler purchased HM Bark Endeavour, one of only two full-scale replicas in the world ...

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Mercury Bay 250 Commemorations

In November 2019 it will be the 250th anniversary since Captain Cook came to NZ and sailed into Mercury Bay, which will host a replica of the HMS Endeavour for eight days, playing a significant role in celebrations to mark the 250th year since Captain James Cook made his first landfall in New Zealand.

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International Trail Commemorates Cook Survey

During summer 2017, the International Appalachian Trail Newfoundland & Labrador in conjunction with Cabox Aspiring Geopark commemorated the 250th Anniversary of British navigator, surveyor, cartographer and explorer James Cook's survey of Western Newfoundland, his fifth and final year of Newfoundland surveys and tenth and final year in Eastern Canada.

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Famous surveyor James Cook also a brewmaster

When James Cook surveyed the coasts of Newfoundland in the 1700s, his crew would go ashore and make spruce beer.  The drink not only quenched the sailors' thirst, spruce beer was credited in part for Cook's high success rate at preventing scurvy. Two hundred and fifty years after Cook put Newfoundland on the map, the Western Newfoundland Brewing Company is making a spruce beer of its own.

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Newfoundland’s James Cook 250 makes NTV Evening News Hour

He’s regarded as one of history’s greatest navigators, but events to mark the 250th anniversary of Capt. James Cook’s time mapping the coast of Newfoundland have gone largely unnoticed.  A group in Corner Brook is trying to change that.  Here's that story, as seen on the Tuesday edition of the NTV Evening News Hour.

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Plans in place to raise awareness of Capt. James Cook’s important mapping work in Bay of Islands

James Cook spent five years mapping out much of the coastline of Newfoundland and parts of Labrador.  This year marks the 250th anniversary of his last year doing his cartographic work, with that final year of 1767 spent surveying and charting the western Newfoundland coastline. This summer, events will mark Cook’s final year in the Newfoundland and Labrador area.

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The GPS of its time: Surveyor James Cook remembered 250 years after mapping Newfoundland

A world renowned explorer who literally put Newfoundland and Labrador on the map is being recognized for his work 250 years later.  James Cook surveyed most of the province from 1763-1767, charting areas unknown to the British at the time. James Cook 250 celebrations tie in with Canada 150 and the Tall Ships Regatta that’s coming to Corner Brook and the Northern Peninsula the end of July

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Learning from shared approach to Cook’s 250th

A PROPOSED exhibition in 2020 at the National Museum of Australia to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival in Australia, brought the museum’s senior curator Ian Coates to Gisborne this week.  HMS Endeavour arrived on the east coast of New Zealand in 1769 and on the east coast of Australia in 1770.  

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Cook 250 in 1770

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Cook's exploration of the east coast of Australia and the nation will be celebrating. Our community of Town of 1770/Agnes Water will take part in the national celebrations and the Cook 250 in 1770 team, has been assembled to oversee this momentous event.

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Share the Story of James Cook and His Voyages

James Cook’s Endeavour journal is perhaps the most famous item in the National Library of Australia’s collection. With the 250th anniversary of the first Endeavour voyage sailing into view in 2018-2020, the Library’s 2016 End of Year Appeal is raising funds to undertake essential preservation and selective digitisation of our extraordinary collection of material ...

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4th General Meeting of Aspiring Geopark

On November 28, the 4th general meeting of Cabox Aspiring Geopark was held at the Atrium of Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland in Corner Brook. In addition to updates on the past year's developments and a preview of next year's Cook 250 commemoration, Grenfell History Professor Olaf Janzen gave a presentation on James Cook in Newfoundland.

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7th International Geopark Conference

On September 27-30, IAT / Cabox Aspiring Geopark Chairperson Paul Wylezol attended the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks at Torquay, England, where he learned more about the UNESCO Global Geopark programme and gave a presentation on the 250th Anniversary of James Cook's completing his surveys of Eastern Canada.

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James Cook and the North Atlantic Drift

A fascinating talk at James Cook Birthplace Museum on Saturday celebrated Marton born explorer, James Cook’s early naval career in Eastern Canada but also offered a maple leaf to bring both sides of the Atlantic together in celebration of the great man’s achievements.

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IAT Presents at England’s Cook Museums

On September 16 & 17, IAT / Cabox Aspiring Geopark Chairperson Paul Wylezol was in Yorkshire, England visiting the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby and Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Marton where he gave a presentation on the 250th Anniversary of James Cook completing his surveys of Eastern Canada.

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Royal Museums to Open New Endeavour Galleries

On August 12, 2016 Royal Museums Greenwich received a grant of £4,677,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards a £12.6M project to develop four new permanent galleries, including Pacific Encounters which will allow the Museum to take a lead role in Cook 250 – the commemoration of Lieutenant James Cook’s 1768 departure down the Thames in HM Bark Endeavour on the first of his three voyages of exploration to the Pacific.

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Captain Cook’s first voyage celebrated 250 years on

The Bay of Islands will be one of four main sites around the country in large-scale commemorations marking 250 years since Captain Cook's first landfall in New Zealand.  If all goes to plan, the celebrations will include a voyage around the country by a flotilla of vessels including a replica of Cook's Endeavour, waka hourua (double-hulled ocean-going canoes) and Navy ships.

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NZ’s First Encounters 250 Launched

New Zealand Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a national commemoration to mark the 250th anniversary of the first encounters between Māori and Europeans. In October 2019, First Encounters 250 will commemorate the early meeting of Māori and Europeans during James Cook’s 1769 voyage to New Zealand.

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Endeavour to mark 250th celebrations of Captain Cook’s landing in Marlborough, New Zealand

A replica of Captain Cook's ship the Endeavour will sail to Ship Cove in the Marlborough Sounds, Australia as part of the 250th anniversary celebrations of the 18th century explorer's landing.  The Marlborough District Council has budgeted $100,000 annually over five years in its draft annual plan towards celebrating the locally and nationally significant event.

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