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
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=159, accessed 21 October 2017.]