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THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK

 
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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A recent trip to Hawaii has inspired me to find out more information
By Brett Philipson on 4/27/2019 3:24:32 AM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Alan, I suspect that if Cook had successfully returned from his third voyage, he would have received all manner of accolades and honours. However,his death prevented these subsequent awards.
It is a matter of protocol that knighthoods are never awarded retrospectively.
By Cliff Thornton on 11/12/2018 9:29:57 AM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Why was Captain James Cook not ever knighted ?
By Alan Lewis on 11/10/2018 9:44:41 PM Like:0 DisLike:1
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Good evening kind sirs or madams,
I am writing this short message of gratitude to you, as, in case you didn't realise, I am Emily Fleck, a very distant descendant of Captain Cook. My brother Oswald, and my husband William Williamson, happened upon this marvelous web page dedicated to our beloved ancestor. We are still amazed at his achievements and are very proud to be related to him. We thank you, and of course, all other kindred souls who made web pages in his memory, to keep his spirit alive today.
Thank you.
By Emily Fleck on 4/4/2018 6:56:10 AM Like:1 DisLike:1
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Fascinating and intriguing! I've always wondered how it felt to be on the deck of a magnificent and majestic ship, sailing to a new and unknown land full of discoveries awaiting me! I praise you for writing this revelating and deeply philosophical article... this is a true beauty, a kind I have not seen in the many long years of my life. Thank you, kind brother/sister. Thank you.
By Francesco Guacamole on 4/4/2018 6:38:50 AM Like:2 DisLike:0
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captain cook is cool
By Tyler mumford on 9/12/2016 6:52:43 AM Like:4 DisLike:6
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Interested to learn more this great navigator
By Rodney George on 8/6/2016 2:34:48 PM Like:5 DisLike:5
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Interesting
By Robert Bettinger on 4/2/2016 6:40:17 PM Like:4 DisLike:6

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