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Discussion: Things Cook didn't do:

in: blairtrewin; blairtrewin > 2019-01-22

Jan 22, 2019 11:12 AM # 
jennycas:
1) circumnavigate Australia;
2) make friends with the indigenous population of the Sandwich Islands.
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Jan 22, 2019 1:13 PM # 
rockman:
3) come back to mainland Australia after his first voyage (but he did go back to Tasmania)
Jan 22, 2019 8:53 PM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
4) Live in Fitzroy Gardens
Jan 22, 2019 9:46 PM # 
Guisborough1:
Discover the UK. (As we were informed by some Australian Tourists at Capt. Cook's monument in Ayton).
Jan 22, 2019 10:03 PM # 
Louise:
6) discover New Zealand. :-)
Jan 22, 2019 11:25 PM # 
jennycas:
$48 million seems an awful lot to spend on teaching the youth of today about scurvy prevention.
Jan 23, 2019 2:10 AM # 
LOST_Richard:
@louise or discover Australia
Jan 23, 2019 2:21 AM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
8) Pick a good spot for a penal colony.
Jan 23, 2019 5:04 AM # 
tRicky:
It's easy to pick on a guy when he's dead.
Jan 23, 2019 9:16 AM # 
tinytoes:
and we're good at it too.
Jan 23, 2019 8:48 PM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
At least we didn't pick on him whilst alive like the Sandwich Islanders did.
Jan 23, 2019 11:49 PM # 
theway:
I'm guessing they didn't offer him sandwiches...?
Capt Cook is actually a predecessor of mine. That just makes me madder about the stupid thoughtless Circumnavigation of Australia idea.
Jan 24, 2019 1:54 AM # 
jennycas:
Be all right if it was an Investigator replica :)
BTW, Victor Harbor celebrates the encounter between Flinders and Baudin, every year: http://encountercelebration.org/
Jan 24, 2019 3:13 AM # 
tRicky:
Why would he need sandwiches when he can already Cook?
Jan 24, 2019 3:34 AM # 
Louise:
#bestof right there!
Jan 24, 2019 4:36 AM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
The islanders pefererred sheesh kebab.
Jan 24, 2019 11:32 AM # 
blairtrewin:
https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2019...
Jan 24, 2019 10:42 PM # 
blairtrewin:
And in breaking news, the remains of Matthew Flinders have been discovered during excavations for a new rail project in London. There is no truth in the rumour that they were found as a result of him turning in his grave as a result of the Australian government's recent announcement.
Jan 27, 2019 12:26 AM # 
theway:
Haha!
Jan 27, 2019 4:23 AM # 
tinytoes:
Blair - excellent!

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