Captain James Cook – May 24 1770

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During a short caravan trip in Queensland, Australia, I saw things that reminded me of the amazing people and places that our author (and keen traveller), Dr. Charles Margerison has written about.


As I discovered, these wonderful and inspiring stories stay with you. It is no wonder that Dr Charles became so dedicated to writing BioView® stories about them, thus keeping history and its’ amazing people…. ‘alive’.

Camping at Seventeen Seventy (1770), our walk took us up high around the perimeter of the cliffs overlooking the ocean. This is the sight of the second landing of Captain James Cook on May 24,1770. The community of 1770 hold the re-enactment of this historic landing in May each year as part of the annual 1770 Festival.

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Imagine….the Endeavour….just in sight of this hill








1770 is a tourist attraction that many visit all year round. The area has a natural beauty and the vegetation and wildlife are protected and preserved.

Australia has many amazing and breathtaking places to discover.aus map

Take  a journey with your students and find out more about this fascinating country.

Australia has developed into a model multi-ethnic society. In this collection of life stories you can gain an insight into how some amazing Australians set the scene and contributed to the country we fondly refer to as Downunder – this short eBook, the Amazing People of Australia, will be truly enjoyed by students.


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Then……………travel through time and meet the Amazing People of Sydney who helped develop this land into another bustling, busy city. Read how Governor Arthur Phillip and Bennelong, the captured Aborigine, tried to build relations between the communities. Explore the inspiring lives of people such as Francis Greenway, Mary Reibey and George Howe. All of them arrived in Sydney as convicts and through their tenacious spirit, grew to become some of the most significant figures in the city. Find out about William Tom’s discovery of gold, and Captain Thunderbolt’s great escape from Cockatoo Island. Discover how Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda and be moved by the outstanding work of the tireless humanitarian, Caroline Chisholm, and her work with young women.

All these stories, and many others, come alive in this series of short eBooks. These ‘journeys’ will stay with you on your own travels, wherever they may take you and are perfect for class projects – so, travel on an amazing journey with us  soon.


Can you answer these questions about Australia?

  1. When did Captain James Cook first set sail from England?
  2. What was the town of 1770 formerly known as?
  3. What is Charles Kingsford Smith famous for?
  4. Dame Nellie Melba was one of Australia’s most celebrated soprano’s. What was named after her?

We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people; not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted is encouragement for all of us in times of doubt and hardship.

~ Janine Wakefield ~

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free  Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these  Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from  Castle Vale High School.

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One thought on “Captain James Cook – May 24 1770

    landscaping photos said:
    June 11, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Right here is the right site for anyone who wishes to find out about this topic.
    You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa).
    You definitely put a new spin on a subject that’s been written about for decades.
    Great stuff, just great!

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