James Cook: Travelling Worlds

Anna Salmond Cook Lecture

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A keynote lecture by Anne Salmond

In this keynote lecture Anne Salmond examines the differences between the wooden world of the Endeavour and the Pacific islands James Cook visited, discusses some of the artefacts collected during the voyage, and contrasts our contemporary world with the world of Cook, Joseph Banks and their companions.

Dame Anne Salmond is Distinguished Professor of Maori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland. She has written a number of award-winning books, including The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas and Aphrodite’s Island: The European Discovery of Tahiti, that examine James Cook’s Pacific explorations, and won many literary prizes including the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement.  Her latest book, Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds, has just been released.  She has been elected as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences in the US and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 2013 she was awarded the Rutherford Medal, New Zealand’s top scientific award, and selected as New Zealander of the Year.


Name: James Cook: Travelling Worlds
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