John Gore - The Quiet Mariner

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Cliff Thornton
The above article briefly mentions that John Gore had a son, but fails to give any details of his illustrious career in the Royal Navy. John Gore Junior entered the Navy as a midshipman in 1789. His service includes the following vessels - He served under Edward Riou on his fateful voyage on "Guardian" and stayed with Riou's skeleton crew to get the stricken vessel back to Cape Town. In 1791, he was Master's Mate under Portlock on "Assistant", which was the companion vessel to "Providence", on Bligh's second breadfruit voyage. John Gore Jnr. subsequently rose through the ranks, becoming a Rear Admiral in 1853.
Cliff Thornton
Well said Michael. It will be interesting to see, if history is rewritten, and whether the incident where four of Tasman's crew in a boat were attacked and killed by Maori in December 1642. Cook and his men would have been aware of that attack, and in my opinion were right to defend themselves when they came ashore. Tasman called the location where his men were killed - Murderer's Bay, I note that it has now been renamed as "Golden Bay" so they do not have much further to go to erase the event completely.
Michael Smith
I am a retired naval officer and merchant marine captain and I am undertaking a project on Captain Cook's first few days in New Zealand for a history group of U3A. As part of the project i have been looking at the biographies of Captain Cook, his officers and the scientific party. The first Māori killed was shot by the coxswain of the pinnace as Te Maro was attempting to throw a spear at him. sources: Journals of Cook, Banks and Parkinson. Notes. I had to keep a journal as a midshipman and I beleve it is still a requirement. Cook is now being portrayed as a murderous colonizer and Māori and woke Academics are moving to write him out of historuy.