Cook was the discoverer of the
new world, Australia. He set out on the sea to find new places. He
river Lawrence of Canada. James Cook made enormous addition to
knowledge and maps. He undertook dangerous voyages and discovered the
of Australia which was believed to be inhabited by the savages.
Cook was born in a village of England in 1728. His father worked on a
When James grew up, he was put in a shop to learn the work. There was a
beside the shop. James loved to go to the port whenever he could and
the talk of the sailors. One day, he packed up his things and ran away
become a sailor himself. For fifteen years he sailed in many ships and
the position of officer in a ship.
James Cook joined navy and went to serve in Canada. He became a good
and knew how to sail ships very well. James was responsible for
acquisition of Australian territories. The secret of James Cook's
his skill as a sailor and his leadership qualities.
spent his life on board of ships, always on the move in search of new
One of his admirable qualities was his ability to win the confidence of
native tribal’s and to work with them in unison. He also surveyed
part of Canada while he discovered Australia. The maps which Cook made
Pacific Ocean have remained almost unchanged because they were very
last journey was of Hawaii, but the natives were not so friendly. They
dangerous and one of them hit James hard and stabbed him to death.
was only 50 years when he was killed in 1779. But he had become one of
greatest explorers of the world.