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Catalogue cover - image of Pendant (tuinga), courtesy of University of Göttingen


Cook's Pacific Encounters brings together objects from the Cook-Forster collection of the Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany, and materials related to the Cook voyages held in Australian collections.

The Cook-Forster collection comprises artefacts collected during the three Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook. Originating from the islands of the Pacific, it is the largest identifiable collection of Cook-related objects anywhere in the world.

This is the first time these unique objects, untouched by European influence, have been shown in Australia.

ISBN 1 876944 47 1
pb, 128 pp (plus cover), 285 x 240 mm, colour
RRP is $A39.95 (or $A29.95 with exhibition entry)

Catalogue cover image: Pendant (tuinga), shell, bone, teeth, cord, Tonga, l. 12 cm.

Object photography courtesy of the Georg-August University of Göttingen; photographers Harry Haase, Uwe Walter and Michael Tropea.