Captain Cook takes British possession of Australia (35 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors

Context

After having landed in April a wide bay about 16 kilometres south of the present city of Sydney, which he called Botany Bay, Captain Cook claims the eastern coast of New Holland (Australia) for Great Britain.

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Citation:
Editors. "Captain Cook takes British possession of Australia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=159, accessed 24 May 2017.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.