As part of the October 2024 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s discovery of Norfolk Island of October 1774; there will be the Captain Cook Convention and Dinner
The Convention will take you on a remarkable journey on Captain Cook’s second voyage to the South Pacific and beyond.
- In Search of Terra Australis: Cook his voyages and the discovery of Norfolk Island
- Norfolk Island and Connecting with St. Helena
- Tupaia and James Cook: The Polynesian Influence
- Cook-Bligh-Flinders-King: Four Master Mariners and Norfolk Island
- Seafarers of Colonial Norfolk Island
- Book launch of Seaman Settlers of Norfolk Island 1788 – 1814
- Cook’s Legacy: From Tall Timbers to Tourism
Early in 1774, in London, Captain James Cook sat at dinner on the eve of his second voyage into the southern hemisphere to try and find the Great South Land. Next to him sat the Duchess of Norfolk, who said, “If you find a small isle would you name it after me” ?
The Captain Cook Convention is just one event of the many activities and tours as part of the Norfolk Island Heritage Treasures Tour and Holiday in October 2024.
Banner: 1774 top section of James Cook, Norfolk Isle (London: William Strahan in New Street, Shoe Lane, & Thomas Cadell in the Strand, 1777), NLA, MAP NK 2456/48.