What did Captain James Cook discover and name in 1777?
In 1777 James Cook wasn't travelling.
On his third (and last) voyage in January 1778 he discovered Hawaiian Islands. He named them the "Sandwich Islands" after the actual First Lord of the Admiralty, the fourth Earl of Sandwich.
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.
No, on three counts. 1. James Cook was not a captain when he first charted the eastern coast of Australia. He was a Lieutenant. 2. James Cook arrived at Australia's southeastern coast in 1770. 3. James Cook did not discover Australia. James Cook was the first known European to sight the eastern coast, and he did so in April 1770, first sighting the southeast corner which he named Point Hicks. The European discovery of Austalia…
Captain Cook did not discover Australia. James Cook, who was not yet a captain when he reached Australia, did not discover Australia. He was the first known European to sight the eastern coast, and he did so in April 1770, first sighting the southeast corner which he named Point Hicks. He claimed the eastern half of the Australian continent for England, under the name of New South Wales, in August 1770.