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Australian Dictionary of Biography − James Cook
An authoritative biography published by Australian Dictionary of Biography online.

Captain Cook Society website
Includes links to resources on: Cook biographies, Cook family history, Daniel Solander, Joseph Banks, as well as paintings, places, museums, hotels and pubs, and websites relevant to Cook.

The Life of Captain James Cook the Circumnavigator
Arthur Kitson's 1911 biography of James Cook. Published online by Project Gutenberg.

Journals and papers

Cook's Endeavour Journals − interactive
An online interactive that includes an excerpt of the hand-written journal, a transcript, and a set of 36 maps that trace Cook's journey month by month from August 1768 to July 1771. National Library of Australia.

The history of Cook's Endeavour Journals − essay
The history and writing of the journal. National Library of Australia.

The papers of Sir Joseph Banks
An online guide to the Banks archives held in the State Library of New South Wales.


Voyaging in the South Seas: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Pacific (1760−1800)
Historical website that includes Cook's journal, maps, indigenous histories, European reactions, references and research. National Library of Australia.

Endeavour Botanical Illustrations
An online exhibition with digital copies of most of the botanical drawings and engravings of Sydney Parkinson. Natural History Museum, London.

The Golden Age of Botany
Resources Joseph Banks, Daniel Solander and other 18th century botanists.

Tuapai's Sketchbook
An illustrated essay by Keith Vincent Smith. British Library Journal, 2005, 6pp, PDF.

South Land to New Holland: Dutch Charting of Australia 1606−1756
A website that provides a contextual history of European exploration of Australia and includes a section on Cook. National Library of Australia.

Cook collections

Cook-Forster Collection
Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Georg-August University of Göttingen.

Symposium podcast

Discovering Cook's collections
A symposium held at the National Museum of Australia during the Cook's Pacific Encounters exhibition. Downloads of audio, information about the speakers and links to transcripts are available on the National Museum of Australia website.

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