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Dilbaal ‘Rising Tide’: A conference to honour two cultures

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


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The Council and members of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland invites you to this conference to commemorate Lieut James Cook’s contributions to cartography, hydrography, exploration and science and his time at Cooktown.

Registration from 8.30am / Commencement at 9.00am

Please note that tickets are limited due to social distancing requirements. Refreshments and lunch are included in the ticket price.

Speakers include:

Captain Cook: A Shared History – Alberta Hornsby and Loretta Sullivan
Banks and Solander – Professor Darren Crayn
Cook’s Copley Medal – Professor John Pearn AO
Animals of the Endeavour – Dr Jon Hanger
Some James Cook Insights and Memorability: A Never Ending Story – Dr Phil Benjamin FRACS
Phillip Parker King and the Cook Connection – Bev Shay OAM
Capturing the Dance: Cultural Anthropology on Cook’s Voyages – Dr Heather Clarke
James Cook University – Sandra Harding AO
Decoded Perspectives – Harold Ludwick (presented by Keithean Bowen)
Parkinson’s Role on the Endeavour River – Dr Ruth Kerr OAM
Against All Odds: The Survival of Cooktown – Dr Peter Ryle
Aboriginal Languages – Alberta Hornsby
James Cook: His Whitby Years – Debbie Gibson
Aboriginal Culture – Willie Gordon

More information can be found on the flyer here.


The Royal Historical Society of Queensland


PCYC Cooktown
3 May Street
Cooktown, Queensland 4895 Australia
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