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Captain James Cook and the voyage of the HMS Endeavour

On the 26th of August 1768, a young Yorkshire man by the name of James Cook embarked on his first epic Pacific voyage aboard the HMS Endeavour to observe the transit of Venus across the sun at the equator.  But there were further, more secret instructions to proceed south to chart the unknown great Southern land which we of course today call Australia.

Michael catches up with George & Paul regular Jim Haynes, who is an author & passionate Australia historian, to pick his brains about this fascinating man and instrumental part of this country’s history.

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