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Captain Cook in Google Earth: Botany Bay to Point Danger

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Endeavour from Mount Warning

Between May 6th and May16th, 1770, Endeavour sailed between Botany Bay and Point Danger passing Port Jackson, Broken  Bay, Port Stephens, Cape Hawke, and arriving at Point Danger. This last is the point on the coast where New South Wales and Queensland meet.

I have now completed this leg of Cook’s exploration of the Australian coast in my Google Earth tour which presents his first voyage round the world. The screenshot above shows Endeavour off Point Danger, viewed from Mount Warning.

Copyright © Colin Hazlehurst, 2012

If you would like to follow Cook’s voyage, you will need to install the latest version of Google Earth on your computer; then go to the Captain Cook blog  and click on the links on the right-hand side of the page, under the ‘Google Earth’ heading. After the animation is loaded in Google Earth, you need to expand an entry in the Table of Contents. You will see a ‘Play’ icon which you double-click to start the animation. Don’t forget to enable your speakers to hear the spoken journal.

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Written by netkingcol

January 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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