Sailing on The Ship: Re-enactment and the Quest for Popular History

@article{Cook2004SailingOT,
  title={Sailing on The Ship: Re-enactment and the Quest for Popular History},
  author={Alexander Cook},
  journal={History Workshop Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={57},
  pages={247 - 255}
}
  • A. Cook
  • Published 2004
  • Art
  • History Workshop Journal
During the European summer of 2001, the BBC sent a film crew, a group of volunteers and six historians, to the South Pacific to make a documentary series about the voyages of Captain Cook. We spent six weeks retracing Cook’s route up the north-east coast of Australia and through the Indonesian archipelago in a replica of Cook’s vessel, the Endeavour. The objective, in the words of the Director, was ‘to tell the story of two voyages – of Cook’s and of our own’. In doing so he hoped to make a… Expand
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