The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill News

The Pacific: About Captain Cook

In The Pacific, Sam Neill crosses the length and breadth of the largest ocean in the world to experience for himself a contemporary journey in Captain Cook’s footsteps. Captain James Cook’s incredible epic voyages of discovery are as controversial now after 250 years as ever. James Cook – Making of a Mariner James was born in…Read more

The Fateful Return to Hawaii

The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill Starts Monday August 27 at 7.30pm AEST   The Fateful Return to Hawaii Resolution and Discovery returned to Hawaii in 1779. After sailing around the archipelago for about eight weeks, they made landfall at Kealakekua Bay, on the largest island in the group. After a…Read more

The Third and Final Voyage of James Cook (1776–79)

The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill Starts Monday August 27 at 7.30pm AEST   The Third and Final Voyage of James Cook (1776–79) By 1776, James Cook was well-renowned for his seamanship, surveying and exploring. He had commanded two great voyages around the world and become the first European to visit…Read more

The Second Voyage of James Cook (1772 – 1775)

The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill Starts Monday August 27 at 7.30pm AEST   The Second Voyage of James Cook (1772 – 1775) In 1772, Lieutenant Cook was promoted to Commander. This promotion led to a new expedition to settle once and for all the speculative existence of the Great Southern…Read more

The First Voyage of James Cook (1768 – 1771)

The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill Starts Monday August 27 at 7.30pm AEST   The First voyage of James Cook (1768 – 1771) The HMS Endeavour departed England on the 26th August 1768. Lieutenant Cook and his crew rounded Cape Horn and continued westward across the Pacific to arrive at Tahiti on…Read more