Welcome to the captain cook society


We have an international membership from countries such as Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. In all, we have about 400 members and they receive a free quarterly publication called Cook's Log. Each issue contains articles on many aspects of James Cook's Life and those associated with him.

Membership is open to anyone interested in Captain James Cook, whether professionally or as a hobby. Your interests might be in animals, astronomy, birds, books, botany, coins, discovery, engravings, ethnography, exploration, family history, journals, magazines, medals, navigation, ships, stamps, wills, or zoology. You'll find that Cook's Log covers all these subjects and more!

The answers to many Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found by clicking here.

The Society was formed in 1975 as the Captain Cook Study Unit and changed its name to the Captain Cook Society in 2001. The first officers lived in the USA and Australia. Currently, all four officers live in the UK. There is also an Australian branch with additional officers and an additional journal called Endeavour Lines.

Click here to read news about our future and past meetings, including Australia, New Zealand and the UK in 2013.



Related Places

Discover beautiful engravings from Cook's voyages .

These are perhaps the most notable dates in James Cook's life.

Here you can find related places and sights to Captain James Cook. Such as Cooks' Cottage and many more.


The Crew

The Ships

Who was the crew and what did they do?

Read about the ships that Cook sailed in.




Mar16 Talk about William Parker on 7 April, 2014

William Parker was assistant surveyor to James Cook in Newfoundland, 1764-66 Read More

Mar09 Voyage of Discovery Art Exhibition, 3 March - 30 April, 2014

The National Tropical Botanic Garden,Kalāheo, Kaua`i, in the Hawaiian Group of islands, is displaying 30 prints from its set of prints made the copperplates produced shortly after the return of Endeavour, but not published until ... Read More

Feb09 Lincoln Exhibition, until 11 May

Sir David Attenborough opened the Banks exhibition at Lincoln on 14 February. Called Joseph Banks, a Great Endeavour: A Lincolnshire Gentleman and his Legacy the exhibition runs until 11 May.  For more information visit... Read More

Feb08 Oslo Conference, 25-28 June

The 20th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association takes place in Oslo with the theme Across the Pacific .  Speakers include Professor Dame Anne Salmond and Professor Paul Turnbull.  As part of the conference... Read More

Last updated: April 2014

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