Captain Cook Monument, Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand
Monument to Captain James Cook at Gisborne, on the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand. The monument was erected in 1994. Part of the inscription reads: "Here on the 9th and 10th of October, 1769 Cook walked with men from HM Bark Endeavour seeking fresh food and water. Nearby on the river rock Toka-a-Taiau, Maori chief and English greeted one another. When traditional challenges were misunderstood Maori were killed, the ship sailed without provisions and thus Poverty Bay received its name. From here, the Endeavour circumnavigated New Zealand and Cook plotted the first map of this country."
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1809 Sir Joseph Banks Portrait botanist
Sir Joseph Banks, botanist and naturalist. (13th February 1743 - 19th June 1820). Engraving by C.E. Wagstaff with later colouring, after the painting of Banks as President of the Royal Society by Phillips 1809. Banks became one of the most influential naturalists of the early 19th century. This image was calculated to show the solid status and power of the Royal Societies president. He made his reputation as the botanist on Cook's first Endeavour voyage. His collections of the Australian flora were unrivalled, and his interest in Australia continued throughout his career. In 1778 he was made president of the Royal Society, a position he held until his death. During that time he increased the standing of the institution and the natural sciences in general. His patronage led to many discoveries during the period and he fostered an international outlook for British science
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Member Of The Riding House At Paris
Member Of The Riding House At Paris, Delivering An Harangue From The Shoulders Of A French Citizen, Holland, William, Active 1782 1817, Engraving 1799, A Member Of The New French Aristocracy Wearing A Phrygian Or Liberty Cap With Circular Emblem, Riding On The Back Of A French Citizen; He Implores, Messrs. Of The Menage - I Again Ascend The Tribune To Endeavour To Spur You On To Action! The Enemy Has The Whip Hand Of Us, And Unless We Keep A Tight Rein Those Cunning Jockies Suwarrow And The Arch Duke Will Throw Us From Our Saddles, In 1799, Russian Forces Under Field Marshal Aleksandr Vasilevich Suvorov Defeated The French In Italy
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