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July 2003

1 President's message
2 Dr Stuart Duncan 1922 – 2003
3 The CCS in the UK, October Meeting, 2003
4 CCS on the Web
5 The CCS in Australia
6 The Passports of Captain Cook
7 Cook Books – Part 71
8 Log Lines - new members, etc.
9 Summary of Accounts for the Year 2002
10 More Memorable Captain Cook Memorabilia
11 The Wills of Captain Cook's crew: Robert Molineux
12 Thank You, Mr. Harrison
13 Captain Cook on the Internet
14 From My Collection – An Apology
15 Help Wanted!
16 Caption Competition Results
17 Northern Peninsula Heritage Conference
18 Counting Icebergs
19 CCS Trip to The Natural History Museum
20 225 Years Ago – Solander
21 The Impact of Polynesia on Captain Cook
22 Captain Cook Statues, etc., Checklist
23 It is Definitely Cook on the Painting
24 New and Recent Issues
25 From My Collection - Riemer Brouwer
26 Do You Have This Missing Painting?
27 From My Collection - Peter Andersen
28 Wanted and For Sale
29 Endeavour Replica Project
UK Tour
European Tour
30 225 Years Ago - what Cook was up to during July to September, 1778


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Adrienne, the passport that we have today was in use in the 18th century. Cook had no need for a passport as he was in command of a naval vessel, his written commission was all that he heeded to demonstrate his authority. The passports referred to in the 2003 article relate to documents issued by the Governments of France and the USA. These documents were sent to their naval vessels in 1779, at a time when the American War of Independence was still rumbling on. The documents instructed the commanders of vessels not to attack Captain Cook's ship as he was on a scientific mission which would be of benefit to all mankind. Over time these documents have been referred to as Cook's passports.
By Cliff Thornton on 1/14/2015 9:37:37 AM Like:0 DisLike:0
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I am interested to find out more about the type of passport Cook would carry on his voyages, and its appearance
By Adrienne Silcock on 1/7/2015 1:22:15 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Thanks for your request. I have emailed you a copy of the article.
Ian Boreham, Webmaster
By Administrator on 10/27/2014 5:24:13 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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I would like to see Cook's passports for my research
By Emily Coleridge on 10/25/2014 11:13:53 AM Like:0 DisLike:0

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