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The achievements of Captain James Cook are a story for the ages

30 April 2023

5:30 AM

30 April 2023

5:30 AM

This year, on 29 April, it was 253 years since Captain James Cook landed at Botany Bay. Despite the obvious significance of that day, it barely, if ever, rates a mention.

Thanks to the collapse of our education system, many Australians think Cook was part of the First Fleet that arrived eighteen years later, on January 26.

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