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Cook claims Australia: Introduction

<p>Postcard titled ‘Captain Cook, born 1728, discovered Australia 1770, killed 1779’</p>

National Museum of Australia

<p>Postcard titled ‘Captain Cook, born 1728, discovered Australia 1770, killed 1779’</p>

The story of Cook’s Endeavour voyage has been broken up into six parts below. Working in small groups, read and discuss one part of the story each (6.1–6.7), and then complete the questions and activities that follow. You will then report back to the whole class on what you found out.

Investigation 6.1
What was the purpose of the voyage of the Endeavour?
Investigation 6.2
Where did Cook and the Endeavour go?
Investigation 6.3
Which parts of Australia did Cook visit?
Investigation 6.4
What happened to Cook on the Great Barrier Reef?
Investigation 6.5
How did Aboriginal people react to the Endeavour?
Investigation 6.6
What scientific discoveries were made?
Investigation 6.7
What did Cook do before he left Australia?
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