Home > THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK

Robert Molineux

 
Why did the Hawaiians prostrate themselves before Cook? What did they mean when they called him "Lono"? These questions arise from the dramatic events that unfolded when Cook's ships arrived in Hawaiian waters.

Richard Aulie's account of the famous tragedy.

Prologue
A Time of Trouble
     Venereal Disease
     Sugar Cane Beer
     Another Narrow Escape
     Discipline in a Shamble
          Separation at Sea
The Welcome
     The God Lomo
     Hawaiian Kindness
     The Royal Presence
     Departure
The Foremast Again and a Forced Return
     An Empty Bay, Thursday 11 February 1779
          Saturday Morning--an Inquisitive King
          Saturday Afternoon--Fracas on the Beach
          Saturday Evening--Apprehension
          Sunday Morning, 14 February, 1779
We Have Lost Our Father
     Aboard Ship
          Kealakekua Bay
     On the Beach
          At Water's Edge
Aftermath
     Reconciliation
     Funeral
     Inquiry--Tragic Ironies
References

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