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James Cook

1728 - 1779

Captain James Cook, FRS, RN, was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook was the first to map Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

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March 4, 2014 Edited by Jessamyn West undo merge authors
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