A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World

James Cook (1728 - 1779)

Having, on his first voyage, discovered Australia, Cook still had to contend with those who maintained that the Terra Australians Incognita (the unknown Southern Continent) was a reality. To finally settle the issue, the British Admiralty sent Cook out again into the vast Southern Ocean with two sailing ships totalling only about 800 tons. Listen as Cook, equipped with one of the first chronometers, pushes his small vessel not merely into the Roaring Forties or the Furious Fifties but becomes the first explorer to penetrate the Antarctic Circle, reaching an incredible Latitude 71 degrees South, just failing to discover Antarctica. (Introduction by Shipley)

Genre(s): Exploration

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Introduction, Part 1 David Cole
00:24:57
Play 02 02 - Introduction, Part 2 David Cole
00:22:11
Play 03 03 - Book I Chapter 1, Part 1 - Passage from Deptford to the Cape of Good Hope David Cole
00:21:10
Play 04 04 - Book I Chapter 1, Part 2 - Passage from Deptford to the Cape of Good Hope David Cole
00:19:31
Play 05 05 - Book I Chapter II, Part 1 - Departure from the Cape of Good Hope David Cole
00:35:42
Play 06 06 - Book I Chapter II, Part 2 - Departure from the Cape of Good Hope David Cole
00:18:57
Play 07 07 - Book I Chapter III, Part 1 - Sequel of the Search for a Southern Continent David Cole
00:34:34
Play 08 08 - Book I Chapter III, Part 2 - Sequel of the Search for a Southern Continent David Cole
00:21:57
Play 09 09 - Book I Chapter IV, Part 1 - Transactions in Dusky Bay David Cole
00:27:10
Play 10 10 - Book I Chapter IV, Part 2 - Transactions in Dusky Bay David Cole
00:21:49
Play 11 11 - Book I Chapter V - Directions for sailing in and out of Dusky Bay David Cole
00:21:56
Play 12 12 - Book I Chapter VI - Passage from Dusky Bay to Queen Charlotte's Sound David Cole
00:07:42
Play 13 13 - Book I Chapter VII - Captain Furneaux's Narrative David Cole
00:30:24
Play 14 14 - Book I Chapter VIII - Transactions in Queen Charlotte's Sound David Cole
00:20:06
Play 15 15 - Book I Chapter IX - Route from New Zealand to Otaheite David Cole
00:28:04
Play 16 16 - Book I Chapter X - Arrival of the Ships at Otaheite David Cole
00:20:00
Play 17 17 - Book I Chapter XI - An Account of several Visits to and from Otoo David Cole
00:16:09
Play 18 18 - Book I Chapter XII - An Account of the Reception we met with at Huaheine David Cole
00:22:15
Play 19 19 - Book I Chapter XIII - Arrival at, and Departure of the Ships from, Ulietea David Cole
00:19:23
Play 20 20 - Book I Chapter XIV - An Account of a Spanish Ship visiting Otaheite David Cole
00:18:13
Play 21 21 - Book II Chapter I - Passage from Ulietea to the Friendly Islands David Cole
00:13:44
Play 22 22 - Book II Chapter II - The Arrival of the Ships at Amsterdam David Cole
00:32:05
Play 23 23 - Book II Chapter III - A Description of the Islands and their Produce David Cole
00:32:03
Play 24 24 - Book II Chapter IV - Passage from Amsterdam to Queen Charlotte's Sound David Cole
00:20:41
Play 25 25 - Book II Chapter V - Transactions at Queen Charlotte's Sound David Cole
00:33:28
Play 26 26 - Book II Chapter VI, Part 1 - Route of the Ship from New Zealand in Search of a Continent David Cole
00:32:43
Play 27 27 - Book II Chapter VI, Part 2 - Route of the Ship from New Zealand in Search of a Continent David Cole
00:27:07
Play 28 28 - Book II Chapter VII - Sequel of the Passage from New Zealand to Easter Island David Cole
00:23:02
Play 29 29 - Book II Chapter VIII - A Description of the Island David Cole
00:20:55
Play 30 30 - Book II Chapter IX - The Passage from Easter Island to the Marquesas Islands David Cole
00:18:12
Play 31 31 - Book II Chapter X - Departure from the Marquesas David Cole
00:15:23
Play 32 32 - Book II Chapter XI - A Description of several Islands discovered David Cole
00:26:53
Play 33 33 - Book II Chapter XII - Some Account of a Visit from Otoo, Towha, and several other Chiefs David Cole
00:33:29
Play 34 34 - Book II Chapter XIII - Preparations to leave the Island David Cole
00:33:29
Play 35 35 - Book II Chapter XIV - The Arrival of the Ship at the Island of Huaheine David Cole
00:20:52
Play 36 36 - Book II Chapter XV - Arrival at Ulietea David Cole
00:32:20