Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsMy name is Sophie Richards and I'm an exhibitions interpretation curator here at the museum. The question of memorialization is broad, and we'll be looking at it through the example of James Cook. So a quick overview of the course-- we'll look at the three voyages captained by James Cook to the Pacific. Here, we'll take a look at the historical record. Who is telling us what, and when, and why? There is a whole story, a whole whakapapa genealogy attached to it. We'll look at British actions in the Pacific following the death of James Cook. For us now is to question which perspective is that written from.
Skip to 0 minutes and 43 secondsWe'll look at how Cook has been remembered in both Britain and the Pacific across the last 250 years. Captain Cook has being seen as the provider of disease to the South Pacific from one perspective. Another perspective, he's actually a fantastic navigator or a great discoverer. We had an intruder in 1769 that changed the whole world that we lived in. 2018 marked the 250th anniversary of the departure of the Endeavour. And 2019 will mark its arrival in the Pacific. So we'll also be looking at discussions and controversies around the planned events for the anniversary.