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Australia (Part Two) Germ Of An Idea

May 8, 2008 by

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This portrait is of Captain James Cook, who, as Lieutenant, commanding the Barque Endeavour, on 19th April 1770 was the first person to make landfall on the Eastern coast of the Great Southern Land, now known as Australia. This portrait was painted by Nathaniel Dance in 1775, and hangs in The National Maritime Museum at […]