In 1768 Lieutenant James Cook left England on-board the Endeavour on his first sea exploration of the Pacific Ocean.He carried secret instructions from the British Admiralty to chart the coastline of a large land believed to exist in the southern latitudes.He circumnavigated New Zealand and soon sailed into Botany Bay, Australia. 1st Executive's Interim managers represent a ‘fast start’ opportunity for companies to execute change, new strategies or a host of business execution challenges.
On 26.08.1768,Capt.James Cook departed from Plymouth on the HMS Endeavour.With him were 94men, copious supplies,and secret instructions to locate the fabled southern continent known as‘terra australis incognita’.They did not find the unknown continent,but they did arrive in Aotearoa New Zealand.His name,and that of the ship,has dominated the story of European exploration of Aotearoa New Zealand ever since.The Endeavour was a relatively small vessel of 368 tons,just 32m long and 7.6m broad.
Captain James Cook (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
First Cobb and Co On this day …….. 30th of January 1854 On this day in 1854, Cobb & Co’s horse drawn coaches made their first run, departing Melbourne for the Forest Creek diggings (now Castlemaine) and Bendigo. The network of routes was quickly expanded to deal with increased demand in the growing colony of Victoria. Initially a passenger […]
The Eureka Rebellion of 1854 was a historically significant organised rebellion of gold miners of Ballarat against British colonial authority. The Battle of Eureka Stockade (by which the rebellion is popularly known) was fought between miners and the Colonial forces of Australia on 3 December 1854 at Eureka Lead and named for the stockade structure erected by miners during the conflict.  Resulting in the deaths of 22 miners, it was the most significant conflict in the colonial history of V...
The Australian gold rushes changed the convict colonies into more progressive cities with the influx of free emigrants. These hopefuls, termed diggers, brought new skills and professions, contributing to a burgeoning economy. The mateship that evolved between these diggers and their collective resistance to authority led to the emergence of an unique national identity. Although not all diggers found riches on the goldfields, many decided to stay and integrate into these communities