Cook Sails into Prime Time

Captain Cook is the inspiration behind America’s latest hit reality TV show. The Ship follows a group of ordinary folks in their bid to sail a replica of the Endeavour from Australia to Indonesia. Described as “a rather brilliant piece of synoptic history,” The Ship focuses simultaneously on the explorer’s achievements and his controversial legacy. The 21st-century crew includes women, Maori, and Australian Aborigines; “people Cook was more likely to pepper with birdshot than invite onboard.”


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Lynley Dodd Reveals Secret of Hairy Maclary

Lynley Dodd Reveals Secret of Hairy Maclary

The influence of Jane Austen on Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy may not be immediately apparent, but it’s there. At least that’s what New Zealander Lynley Dodd said at the opening…