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Tue 19 Nov 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, 1 Joseph Sullivan Drive, Picton, Marlborough, Picton, Marlborough

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: stuarte60

Longitude and Capt Cook. - A talk by Don Jamison. From the calculations of Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei to the race to develop the first marine chronometer and the establishment of Greenwich mean time, Don will background Cook's knowledge and skills, and the navigational challenges of his Pacific Voyages.

"Have you seen my husband lately?" A talk by John Freeman from the Capt Cook Society. Elizabeth Cook was married to Capt James Cook for 16 years but the couple spent only four of them together as he spent most of his married life sailing around the world for the Royal Navy.John will tell of a resourceful and patient wife who outlived all of her 6 children and died at age 93. A woman of formidable courage and character she remained a widow for 56 years after her husband's death

Presented by: The Picton Historical Society