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Captain James Cook (1728–1779) formerly claimed eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales, on this day 21st August, 1770


Wine Travel: 18th Century Edition. James Cook “discovers” New South Wales, and Australian winemaking is born. #wineeducation #australia

The HMS Endeavour, captained by James Cook, ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef, on this day in British history, June 11, 1770. Heavy damage delayed Cook's voyage by seven weeks, but he continued the expedition and claimed a large swath of coastline for Great Britain.


This Charles James gown from 1949 is really interesting! I see belle epoch in the bodice and 1870s in the skirt. What caught your eye ?


Before and after: Hugh Martin / Ian Burke / Ian G. Cooke: St. James Centre Edinburgh Great Britain 19641973. Planned redevelopment from Allan Murray Architects. Images: hckbln 2016 /