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Three of Captain Cook’s journals are on display for the first time

This year marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook setting sail from England on board The Endeavor.

Coinciding with the occasion, the National Library of Australia in Canberra has launched a new exhibition called Cook and The Pacific.

Around 180 rare maps, artefacts and poems will be on display.

And for the first time, three of Cook’s handwritten journals are open to the public.

Dr Martin Woods is the co-curator of the exhibition and tells Chris Smith we’ve missed out on learning “quite a lot” about Cook’s history.

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You can find out more about the Cook and the Pacific exhibition HERE