Who financed Captain Cook's voyage?
Likewise, people ask, what was the purpose of Captain Cook's voyage?
James Cook's first Pacific voyage (1768-1771) was aboard the Endeavour and began on 27 May 1768. Cook's voyage had three aims; to establish an observatory at Tahiti in order to record the transit of Venus (when the planet passed between the earth and the sun), on 3 June 1769.
Furthermore, where was Captain Cook's first voyage? First voyage In May 1768 Cook was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and given command of the bark Endeavour. He was instructed to sail to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus in 1769 and also to ascertain whether a continent existed in the southern latitudes of the Pacific Ocean.
Then, who sailed with Captain Cook?
The Crew of Cook's First Voyage 1768-1771
How did Captain Cook find Australia?
Naval Officer, Navigator and Explorer In 1768, he took command of the first scientific expedition to the Pacific. In 1770, on his ship the HMB Endeavour, Cook charted New Zealand and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. After his return to England, Cook was chosen to circumnavigate and explore Antarctica.