The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 6
Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 6
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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 6

In a bid to find the not yet existent North West passage Cook encountered vast ice ranges and saw the impact of colonisation first hand when entering part of Alaska already overtaken by the Russians. Forced back by the ice shelf Cook retreats…

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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 5
Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 5
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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 5

Swapping a potentially easy life of retirement for a third voyage around the Pacific, the relationship between Captain and crew is severely tested as Cook leads his men on an expedition that if successful would dwarf everything he had so far achieved –…

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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 4
Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 4
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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 4

This episode deals with Cook’s second voyage aboard the Resolution in search of the Great Southern Continent. He circumnavigates the Antarctic, without ever sighting land – an extraordinary achievement in a flimsy ship at such latitudes. During this feat he begins the painstaking…

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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 3
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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 3

Having fulfilled his Admiralty brief Captain Cook opted to tale the long way back to Britain so he could chart the East Coast of Australia and explore the mysterious land. The Aboriginal people showed more caution than their Polynesian counterparts upon the Endeavour’s…

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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 2
The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 2
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The Pacific In The Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill ep. 2

The second of six episodes following Sam Neill travelling in the wake of Captain Cook around the Pacific, 250 years on from when Cook made his first voyage. This episode sees Sam in New Zealand, a country he calls home. Sam considers not…

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