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James Cook Voyage

james cook voyage

    james cook
  • Cook: English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)

  • James Cook (born January 7, 1974) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton, the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL).

  • Captain James Cook FRS RN ( – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy.

  • Go on a long journey, typically by sea or in space

  • Sail over or along (a sea or river)

  • travel on water propelled by wind or by other means; "The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"

  • ocean trip: an act of traveling by water

  • a journey to some distant place

Male Superb Fairywren

Male Superb Fairywren

The Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), also known as Superb Blue-wren or colloquially as Blue wren, is a common and familiar passerine bird of the Maluridae family. Sedentary and territorial, it is found across south-eastern Australia. The species exhibits a high degree of sexual dimorphism; the male in breeding plumage has a striking bright blue forehead, ear coverts, mantle, and tail, with a black mask and black or dark blue throat. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles are predominantly grey-brown in colour; this gave the early impression that males were polygamous as all dull-coloured birds were taken for females. Like other fairywrens, the Superb is notable for several peculiar behavioural characteristics; birds are socially monogamous and sexually promiscuous, meaning that although they form pairs between one male and one female, each partner will mate with other individuals and even assist in raising the young from such pairings. Male wrens pluck yellow petals and display them to females as part of a courtship display. The Superb Fairywren can be found in almost any area that has at least a little dense undergrowth for shelter, including grasslands with scattered shrubs, moderately thick forest, woodland, heaths, and domestic gardens. It mainly eats insects and supplements its diet with seeds. William Anderson, surgeon and naturalist on Captain James Cook's third voyage, collected the first Superb Fairywren specimen in 1777 while travelling off the coast of eastern Tasmania, in Bruny Island's Adventure Bay. He named it Motacilla cyanea because its tail reminded him of the European Wagtails of the genus Motacilla. Like other fairywrens, the Superb Fairywren is unrelated to the true wren. The Superb Fairywren is 14 cm long and weighs 8–13g with males on average slightly larger than females. The average tail length is 5.9 cm, among the shortest in the genus. Movement is a series of jaunty hops and bounces, with its balance assisted by a proportionally large tail, which is usually held upright, and rarely still. The Superb Fairywren is used as an emblem by the Bird Observation & Conservation Australia. On 12 August 1999, a Superb Fairy-wren was mistakenly illustrated for an Australia Post 45c pre-stamped envelope meant to depict a Splendid Fairy-wren. This particular example, was a wild one, seen in the grounds of the Healesville Sanctuary, in the Yarra Valley, just north-east of Melbourne.

IMG 2402

IMG 2402

This plaque is to commemorate the men who built
the Whitby ships
'Endeavour', 'Resolution', 'Adventure', 'Discovery'.
used by

Capt. James Cook. R.N., F.R.S.

and also
the men who sailed with him
on the greatest voyages of exploration of all time
1768 - 1771. 1772 - 1775. 1776 - 1778.

Unveiled in the presence of the
High Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand
on 26 Aug 1968
The bicentenary of his first voyange

"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"

james cook voyage

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