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Title Hidden treasures - inside the National Library of Australia. Captain Cook in Hawaii / produced and directed by John Hughes ; narrated by Betty Churcher
Published Canberra, Australian Capital Territory : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 2008


Description 1 online resource (6 min.)
Series Australasian video online
Summary The story of Captain James Cook's ill-fated final voyage to the Pacific is one of tragic cultural misunderstanding. As told through the journals of Lieutenant James King and Captain Cook in A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, printed in 1784, the explorers received a heroes' welcome when Cook's ship, Resolution, first landed at Hawaii's Kealakekua Bay. The story of what unfolded over the next few weeks -as seen through the eyes of 18th century Englishmen - is revealed in numerous illustrations in the journals, including "A canoe of the Sandwich Islands, the rowers masked", "A Masked Priest" and "An offering before Capt. Cook in the Sandwich Islands". But Cook's welcome was short-lived once the islanders realised that the Resolution did not represent, as they first imagined, an earthly visitation of their god Orono -and this cost Cook his life in 1779
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed November 3, 2014)
In English
Subject Cook, James, 1728-1779.
King, James, 1750-1784.
Cook, James, 1728-1779.
King, James, 1750-1784.
National Library of Australia -- Art collections
National Library of Australia.
National libraries -- Australia
Art museums.
National libraries.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Hughes, John.
Churcher, Betty, 1931-2015.