• Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark
  • Release Year: 1987
  • Production Country: Australia, West Germany, France, Spain
  • Language: English

Captain James Cook

Description

Captain James Cook sets sail to observe the transit of Venus across the sun, but also winds up connecting Europe and the British Empire with Australia and Hawaii.

Themes

Age of Exploration, James Cook (1728 – 1779), Royal Navy, British Colonial Australia (1788 – 1850), Seven Years' War (1756 – 1763), Astronomy, Pacific Ocean, Colonialism, Imperialism, Indigenous peoples, Iconic heroes, Cross-cultural interactions, Royal Society, Frontiers