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Captain's Log - First Episode Television (Full Length Episode) – 2001 Documentary

Captain's Log - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2001 Documentary

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In late 1769 Captain James Cook first reached New Zealand, charged with charting the area. Peter Elliott chronicles Cook's journey in this award-winning four-part series. This first episode looks at his first encounters with local Māori, on the east coast of the North Island. While some greeted Cook with pōwhiri, others took exception to the murder and kidnapping the Europeans brought in spite of their declarations of peace. Amongst the locals Elliott meets on the coast is a young sailor in Tauranga who bears a striking resemblance to America’s Cup winning sailor Peter Burling.

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He was the ultimate really. What he was able to achieve way back then with the technology he had available just leaves me in awe.
– Royal NZ Navy Commander Clive Holmes, on Captain James Cook