Tag: United States

Totally Gobsmacked!

 I really didn’t intend to get involved but just can’t help myself 😦 The other evening, actually it was late last week, Friday I think it was; I decided that I’d watch a bit of news on the TV. I’d kind of made up…

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NaBloPoMo; still!

At 10.42 AEST 02/11/2013 (Australian Eastern Summer Time)I published my first post for the month of November complaining that I ‘d missed out on a post for the 1st November so that I’d be ineligible for the NaBloPoMo pat on the head. I now…

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The 3rd American: John Thurman

John Thurman Little is known about the third American aboard the Endeavour. It is assumed that John Thurman was from the colonies but nothing much is known except that he was impressed at Madeira when Cook put in for a supply of a few…

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Cooks Senior American: John Gore

Lt. John Gore  Lieutenant John Gore was the most senior of the three American born seaman/sailors aboard the “Endeavour” on Cook’s first voyage in 1768. Not too much is known about Gore‘s early life. He is believed to have been born in Virginia around…

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Cooks forgotten men; Matra(Magra)

James Mario Matra (Magra) Matra was one of  three American born members of the ships company aboard the “Endeavour” on Cooks voyage of 1768/1771.  Born in New York in 1746 he settled in London. He signed on as a midshipman for the voyage. He…

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Annandale and surrounding neighbours

Erick Allas

Taking it one day at a time

Telling the Truth

connecting the dots of my life

Wish to Dish

Celebrating food and all the joy that comes from creating and eating it.