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Title Captain Cook - obsession and discovery. Beyond speculation / directed by Wain Fimeri, Paul Rudd and Matthew Thomason ; produced by Raul Rudd
Published Acton, Australian Capital Territory : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (54 min.)
Series Australasian video online
Summary Cook continues his relentless pursuit of a great southern continent, putting fable and mystery to rest. Despite his great skills sailing and navigating across the world, Endeavour runs aground and is nearly lost. Cook commits the most controversial act of the voyage: he claims the entire east coast of New Holland for Britain, without permission from the local inhabitants. Stopping for emergency repairs in Batavia, infected water turns Endeavour into a death ship. Back in London, Cook's maps confirm his brilliance. He is promoted and eventually given command of a new voyage that will add an incredible third of the world to the map. It makes him a great British hero but the massive responsibility is taking its toll. He is losing control; only his obsession with discovery drives him on
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
Previously released as DVD
In English
Subject Cook, James, 1728-1779.
Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Discoveries in geography.
Oceania -- Discovery and exploration.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Thomason, Matthew, director
Fimeri, Wain, director
Rudd, Paul, producer, director