# 35644

HETHERINGTON, Michelle et al.

Cook’s Pacific encounters. The Cook-Forster Collection of the Georg-August University of Gottingen.

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Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2006. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, previous owner’s name to endpaper, pp. xiv; 110, illustrated.

“Cook’s Pacific Encounters brings together objects from the Cook-Forster collection of the Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany, and materials related to Cook’s voyages held in Australian collections. The Cook-Forster collection comprises artefacts collected during the three Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook. Originating from the islands of the Pacific, it is the largest identifiable collection of Cook-related objects anywhere in the world. This is the first time these unique objects, untouched by European influence, have been shown in Australia.”