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Did Captain Hook discover Australia?

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January 07, 2015 9:11AM

No. Captain Hook is a fictitious character from the book Peter Pan.Nor did Captain Cook discover Australia. To begin with James Cook was a Lieutenant, not a captain, when he charted the eastern coast of Austalia and claimed it for Great Britain. He did not discover Australia, as that honour goes to Dutch trader Willem Jansz in 1606.