Captain Cook takes British possession of Australia

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Historical Context Note

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.

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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 02 October 2014.]