Endeavour: The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage

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Windrush, 1999 - Australia - 216 pages
Captain James Cook's voyage in the Endeavour which resulted in the mapping of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia, was an epic voyage into the unknown. According to the British government - who wished to deceive the world as to its true purpose - it was merely a scientific expedition to observe the transit of the planet Venus across the face of the sun, a measurement which could help to establish the scale of the universe itself. Instead it turned out to be the one of the greatest voyages of discovery.

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About the author (1999)

PETER AUGHTON was born in Southport and educated at King George V School. He has always been fascinated by the great city of Liverpool and his earliest memories are of the Mersey ferries, the Overhead Railway and the shipping, the trams and the post war bomb sites. Peter has been a member of the Liverpool and District Family History Society for many years and he still gives occasional talks to the society. He is a lecturer at the University of the West of England, and his career includes twelve years in the aerospace industry.

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