Welcome to the captain cook society

 

250 years ago Cook was in Endeavour during his first circumnavigation crossing the Indian Ocean.

Visit our web pages about the people who went with him then and the commemorations that took place in 2018, 2019, 2020.

 

The Captain Cook Society has an international membership from countries such as Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. In all, we have about 500 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, one officer lives in New Zealand, and the other three live in the UK. There is also an Australian branch with additional officers and an additional journal called Endeavour Lines.  Members in Canada, Germany and New Zealand also hold meetings from time to time.

Click here to read news about our future and past meetings, including Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and UK.

Artwork

Biography

Related Places

Discover beautiful engravings from Cook's voyages .

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

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

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The Crew

The Ships

Who was the crew and what did they do?

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Read about the ships that Cook sailed in.

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Events

 

Captain Cook & the Art of Memorabilia exhibition Feb-Mar 2021

Includes personal items belonging to Cook, and the HMS Resolution table
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A talk in February about Captain Cook and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Available to watch on YouTube
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On online talk on 30 March, 2021, about Cook's arrival at New Zealand

One of a series of talks by Phil Philo about the voyages of Captain James Cook
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An online talk on 2 February, 2021, about Cook at Tahiti, and the Transit of Venus

One of a series of talks by Phil Philo about the voyages of Captain James Cook
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An online talk on 10 January, 2021, about Cook and Antarctica

A recording of the talk is available on Youtube
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Last updated: April 2021

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