History Resurfaces

A letter penned by Captain Cook announcing his return from Australasian waters has been discovered stuck behind a picture frame at Brancaster Hall, England. The 200-year old missive “recalls the grim hardship of what is now considered the most significant voyage of the 18th century – Cook’s three-year journey to chart the coasts of NZ and the east coast of Australia.” The letter will be sold through Bonham auctioneers in December.


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