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Captain Cook Discovering Australia
- Cook: English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
- Captain James Cook FRS RN ( – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy.
- "Captain Cook" is the first episode of Blackadder Goes Forth, the fourth series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder.
- Become aware of (a fact or situation)
- Be the first to find or observe (a place, substance, or scientific phenomenon)
- (discover) fall upon: find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
- detect: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
- (discover) learn: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
- Find (something or someone) unexpectedly or in the course of a search
- An island country and continent in the southern hemisphere, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations; pop. 19,900,000; capital, Canberra; official language, English
- a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
- (australian) of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages; "Australian deserts"; "Australian aborigines"
- the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
He discovered Australia you know. Well actually several blokes and a dingo discovered it about 60,000 years ago, but he came a close second.
Despite all evidence to the contrary; Captain Cook apparently discovered Australia with the assistance of an outboard motor!
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