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Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery

Wain Fimeri; Paul Rudd; Matthew Thomason; Fimeri, Wain; Rudd, Paul; Thomason, Matthew; Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go. James Cook Geographer, historical consultant and bestselling author Vanessa Collingridge searches for the man behind the legend as she traces his story in a series that is part biography, part travelogue and completely enthralling. A hero to some, a villain to others, this son of an English farm labourer described more of the globe than any other man in three incredible voyages. Discover the man and his times. Step back into the 18th century to experience what it was like to navigate uncharted and unknown waters in search of a legendary Great Southern Continent and then a Northwest Passage through the Arctic ice; as well as to be among the first Europeans to visit exotic Pacific islands like Tahiti. Witness Cook's discovery of Hawaii. Sail the uncharted coast of New Zealand, proving it isn't part of thegreat south continent'. Land with Captain Cook at Botany Bay as he claims Australia for king and country, a discovery' that goes unquestioned for over a century. Meet the men of the Endeavour, Resolution, Adventure and Discovery, and learn what sea-life was like for the sailors and scientists who made it all possible, including the celebrated gentleman-botanist Joseph Banks and a young naval officer named William Bligh. It's a tale of obsession and discovery, respect and brutality, courage and madness, from the pomp and splendour of the royal courts of England to death on a beach on the far side of the world. A Film Australia National Interest Program. A Cook Films, Ferns Productions, South Pacific Pictures and December Films production. Produced with the assistance of New Zealand On Air, the Canadian Television Fund and Film Victoria, in association with K-12 Television, ZDF in co-operation with ARTE and the ABC. An Australia-Canada Co-production. 2011 NFSA, Cook Films, Ferns Productions, Film Victoria, South Pacific Pictures. Executive Producer: Mark Hamlyn, Stephen Amezdroz, Pat Ferns, John Barnett Producer: Tony Wright ( Producer), Andrew Ferns (Producer Canada), Paul Rudd (Series Producer) Director: Wain Fimeri, Paul Rudd, Matthew Thomason. Writer: Wain Fimeri, Paul Rudd, Matthew Thomason. DOP/Cinematographer: Pieter Stathis. Featured People: Vanessa Collingridge, Dr Sophie Forgan, Dr Huw Lewis-Jones, Prof. Andrew Lambert, Barney Tupara, Cliff Thornton, Capt. Victor Suthren, Phillip Clayton-Gore, Prof. John Gascoigne, Steve Cafferty, Dr Peter Stanley, Penny Kealy, Dr Penelope Edmonds, Victor Walker, Emeritus Prof. Robert Clancy, Prof. John Maynard, Kit Woodward. Principal Cast: Matt Young, Bridget Bezanson.
Director
Wain Fimeri; Paul Rudd; Matthew Thomason
Release Date
2007
Language
English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Recording Info
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2007.
Publisher no.
1095560 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 212 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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