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GALLERY 6 ~ CONTEMPORARY 1780 - 2004

Title: South East View of Marton
Description: South East View of Marton (including the remains of the clay built cottage where Cook was born)
Pen & ink, Indian ink wash on paper
Date: about 1788
Author: George Cuit (1743-1818)
Dimensions: 322 x 405
Collection: Wakefield Art Gallery
Reference no: A1.91 3/36
Record no.: Gott3_36.jpg
South East View of Marton

Title: Marton Lodge
Description: View of Marton Lodge, East Marton, from the north.
Date: about 1800
Author: unknown
Dimensions:
Collection: Middlesbrough Reference Library, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.: Marton Lodge
Marton Lodge

Title: Marton Hall
Description: Marton Hall from the air looking south.
Photograph
Date: about 1950
Author: unknown
Dimensions:
Collection: Middlesbrough Reference Library, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.: Marton Hall Arial
Marton Hall

Title: Cook Memorial
Description: The Cook Memorial, Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough, with the inscription: “This Granite Vase was erected by H.W.F.Bolckow of Marton Hall, A.D.1858, to mark the site of the cottage in which Captain James Cook, the World Circumnavigator was born, 27th October, 1728
Photograph
Date: about 1950
Author: unknown
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Collection: Middlesbrough Reference Library, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.:Granite vase
Cook Memorial

Title: Bolckow’s Webber Portrait
Description: Portrait of Captain James Cook.
Photograph of an oil painting now in the National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Date: 1776
Author: John Webber
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.: Cook portrait Webber
Bolckow’s Webber Portrait

Title: Captain Cook Bicentenary Celebrations
Description: The Bicentenary Celebrations to mark the 250th anniversary of Cook’s birth on the south lawn of Marton Hall, Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough. This shows the ‘Pilgrimage’ in Stewart Park with Bolckow’s granite urn in the background.
Photograph
Date: 8th September 1928
Author:
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Collection: Middlesbrough Reference Library, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.: Cook bicentenary
Captain Cook Bicentenary Celebrations

Title: Saint Cuthbert’s Parish Church
Description: Saint Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Marton, Middlesbrough
Photograph
Date: about 1970
Author:
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.: St. Cuthberts
Saint Cuthbert’s Parish Church

Title: Memorial window
Description: Memorial window to members of the Bolckow family with a depiction of Captain Cook, in St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Marton, Middlesbrough.
Photograph
Date: about 1970
Author:
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.: Memorial window
Memorial window

Title: The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Description: Exterior of the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough.
Date: 1978
Author:
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.: cookmuseum or CCBM exterior
The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Title: Time Team “Big Dig”
Description: Time Team “Big Dig”, granite urn, Stewart Park, Marton, showing the two trenches north and south of the granite urn. Carenza Lewis of Time Team discussing the excavation with the Director, Stephen Sherlock (to her left)
Date: 27th June 2003
Author: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.:CNV00019
Time Team “Big Dig”

Title: The Visit of HM Bark Endeavour
Description: The Visit of HM Bark Endeavour to Middlehaven, Middlesbrough, as part of the Captain Cook Celebrations 03. Endeavour moored in Middlehaven with the Transporter Bridge (left) and Dock Clock Tower (right) in the background.
Date: October 2003
Author: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.: CNV00024
The Visit of HM Bark Endeavour

Title: Cook’s Monument at Ayton
Description: Photograph of the restoration Cook’s Monument at Ayton, the monument with scaffolding and ladders with workmen and Union flag flying.
Date: about 1895
Author: Meisenbach
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Collection: Middlesbrough Reference Library, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
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Cook monument Ayton.jpg
Cook’s Monument at Ayton


Title: Airyholme Farm
Description: A view of Airyholme Farm, near Great Ayton, with Roseberry Topping in the background.
Photograph
Date: about 1960
Author:
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Collection:
Middlesbrough Reference Library, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.: Airyholme
Airyholme Farm


Title: Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum
Description: Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum
Date: Author:
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Collection:
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
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School at Great Ayton.jpg
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

Title: All Saints Parish Church
Description: All Saints Parish Church, Great Ayton, pre-1880 when the tower and part of the nave were removed.
Photograph
Date: pre-1880
Author:
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Collection:
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.:
All Saints Church
All Saints Parish Church


Title: Cook’s Father’s House, Great Ayton
Description: The house built at Great Ayton by Cook’s father, James, in 1755. The cottage was presented to the Victoria State Government in 1934 and now stands in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, Australia.Photograph
Date: about 1920s
Author: unknown
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Collection:
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.: Cook’s Father’s House.jpg
Cook’s Father’s House, Great Ayton


Title: Auction Notice for Cook’s Cottage
Description: Auction Notice for Cook’s Cottage, 28th June 1933
Date: June 1933
Author:
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Collection: Middlesbrough Reference Library, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:
Record no.:Cottage auction
Auction Notice for Cook’s Cottage


Title: Captain Cook’s Memorial Obelisk, Great Ayton
Description: Photograph of Captain Cook’s Memorial Obelisk, Great Ayton
with newspaper text: “THE MEMORIAL OBELISK to Captain James Cook on the site of the cottage recently transported to Australia was unveiled at Great Ayton by Mrs. Linton, wife of the Hon. Richard Linton, Agent-General for Victoria (Australia). After the unveiling. The memorial, which has been presented by an Australian and lodged in the keeping of the county borough of Middlesbrough, is an exact replica of the obelisk at Cape Everard, where Capt. Cook first sighted Australia.”
Date:
Author:
Northern Echo
Dimensions:
Collection:
Middlesbrough Reference Library, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no: M2203
Record no.: Cook memorial obelisk 2.jpg
Captain Cook’s Memorial Obelisk, Great Ayton


Title: Staithes
Description: Staithes looking north along the staithe, with the fishing fleet of cobles drawn up along-side, towards Cowbar Nab.
Photograph
Date:Mid-1880s
Author:
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Collection:
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
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Staithes.jpg
Staithes

Title: Captain Cook’s Monument, Whitby
Description: Photograph
Date: about 1912
Author:
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Collection:
Middlesbrough Reference Library, Middlesbrough Council
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Record no.:
Cook monument Whitby
Captain Cook’s Monument, Whitby


Title: Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Description: Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby. View of the back yard facing onto the harbour.
Date: 2000
Author:
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Collection:
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
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Record no.:
CCMM/Museum
Captain Cook Memorial Museum


Title: The Blue Room
Description: The Blue Room, Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Grape Lane, Whitby.
The room furnished as it might have looked in 1754.
Date:2000
Author:
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Collection:
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
Reference no:
Record no.:
CCMM/The Blue Room
The Blue Room


Title: Cook’s letter to Walker
Description: Cook’s letter to Walker
Date: 1771
Author: Captain James Cook
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Collection:
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
Reference no:
Record no.: CCMM/Letter&Manuscript
Cook’s letter to Walker

 

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Title: Paddle (Hoe) from New Zealand
Description: Wooden canoe paddle, with traces of negative-resist painted scroll pattern (kowhaiwhai) on the blade. There is open-work carving of a bird’s head (manaia) at the handle-end of the shaft, and relief carving at the head-end.
Acquired in Poverty Bay, North Island, New Zealand in October 1769 during Cook’s First Voyage (1768-71)
Parkinson sketched this item (see British Library Add.Ms.23920 f.71)
Acquired from the Allan Museum
Published in Jessop, L. & Starkey, J. (1998) No Contemptible Workmanship: Material culture of the Pacific region represented in the Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle upon Tyne: Tyne & Wear Museums.
Date: 1760s
Author:
Dimensions:1780mm long, width of blade 130mm.
Collection: The Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
Reference no: NEWHM: C589
Record no.:HancockC589e
Paddle (Hoe) from New Zealand

Title: Three paddles from New Zealand
Description:Pen, wash & watercolour.
From A Collection of Drawings made in the Countries visited by Captain Cook in his First Voyage. 1768-1771
Date: October 1769
Author: Sydney Parkinson
Dimensions:295 x 228
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 23920f.71
Record no.: 19580
Three paddles from New Zealand

Title: Wickerwork Head from Hawaii
Description: A wickerwork figure of a stylised human head (‘aumakua hulu manu), with wide-open mouth defined by rows of the canine teeth of dogs. Made of a wickerwork frame covered with vegetable fibre netting; once covered with feathers, they have almost all been lost. The bases of some feather shafts remain, but not enough to discern their colour. There is no inlay in the oval eye sockets and both the framework and netting are damaged in places. In 1827 it was commented that it “has been covered with the red feathers of the Hook-billed Red Creeper”, indicating that perhaps the feathers were already missing by 1827. They had certainly gone by about 1870. Such images are usually said to represent Kukailimoku, the Hawaiian war deity.Such a figure illustrated by John Webber, British Library Add.Ms.15514 f.27
Acquired from the Allan Museum
Published in Jessop, L. & Starkey, J. (1998) No Contemptible Workmanship: Material culture of the Pacific region represented in the Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle upon Tyne: Tyne & Wear Museums.
Date:pre-1800
Author:
Dimensions:800mm high, 180mm wide, 370mm deep
Collection: The Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
Reference no: NEWHM: C584
Record no.:HancockC584e
Wickerwork Head from Hawaii

Title: Club from New Caledonia
Description: Wooden war club with head of six broad radiating spikes; expanded flange at butt. Head and top of shaft cracked and a fragment broken from one spike. Figured in A.W. Franks notebook, circa 1870. Originally in the Allan Museum.
Published in Jessop, L. & Starkey, J. (1998) No Contemptible Workmanship: Material culture of the Pacific region represented in the Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle upon Tyne: Tyne & Wear Museums.
Date:pre-1800
Author:
Dimensions:700mm long, diameter of head 210mm.
Collection: The Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
Reference no: NEWHM: C528
Record no.:HancockC528c
Club from New Caledonia

Title: Quarterstaff from New Zealand
Description: Quarterstaff (Tewhatewha) from New Zealand. Wooden hatchet-shaped Maori club or quarter staff, with plain, uncarved tongue. Lacks feather tassel.
From the Allan Museum
Published in Jessop, L. & Starkey, J. (1998) No Contemptible Workmanship: Material culture of the Pacific region represented in the Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle upon Tyne: Tyne & Wear Museums.
Date:probably late 18th century
Author:
Dimensions:1390mm long, width of head 320mm.
Collection: The Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
Reference no: NEWHM: C588
Record no.:HancockC588a
Quarterstaff from New Zealand

Title: Flute from the Society Islands
Description: Bamboo nose flute from the Society Islands (Tahiti), bound with plaited vegetable fibre. Fibre is arranged in coloured bands. Binding loose in part, bamboo cracked, and coloured bands faded.Probably collected on Cook’s First Voyage (1768-71). Similar items drawn by John Frederick Miller, British Library Add.Ms. 23921 f.54)
Possibly acquired by the Allan Museum from Daniel Boulter of Great Yarmouth, late 18th century.
Published in Jessop, L. & Starkey, J. (1998) No Contemptible Workmanship: Material culture of the Pacific region represented in the Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle upon Tyne: Tyne & Wear Museums.
Date:pre-1800
Author:
Dimensions:440mm long, 35mm diameter.
Collection: The Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
Reference no: NEWHM: C686
Record no.:HancockC686a
Flute from the Society Islands

Title: Musicians of Tahiti
Description: Musicians of Tahiti.Four Tahitians, two dressed in the mare playing the nose flute; two dressed in the tiputa beating drums.“In my mornings walk today I met a company of travelling musicians; they told me where they should be at night so after supper we all repaired to the place. There was a large concourse of people round this band, which consisted of 2 flutes and three drums.”
Recorded in Joseph Banks's Journal I, 290, 12 June 1769
From: Drawings illustrative of Captain Cook's First Voyage, 1768-1771
Date:June 1769
Author: The artist of the chief mourner
Dimensions:Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15508 f.11
Record no.: 19413
Musicians of Tahiti

Title: Neck Ornament (Rei puta) from New Zealand
Description: Neck Ornament (Rei puta) from New Zealand, the pendant made from the tooth of a sperm whale (Physeter catodon) with two engraved blackened eyes on the tooth. A finely plaited flax cord and bird bone toggle attachment serves for hanging around the wearer’s neck.Thought to have been collected during Cook’s First Voyage (1768-71)
Published in Jessop, L. & Starkey, J. (1998) No Contemptible Workmanship: Material culture of the Pacific region represented in the Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle upon Tyne: Tyne & Wear Museums.
Originally in the Allan Museum & Galleries
Date:pre-1800
Author:
Dimensions:170mm long, 45mm wide, length of cord 450mm, length of toggle 75mm.
Collection: The Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
Reference no: NEWHM: C765
Record no.:HancockC765o
Neck Ornament (Rei puta) from New Zealand

GALLERY 1~ EARLY LIFE 1728 - 1755
GALLERY 2 ~ RN YEARS 1755 - 1768
GALLERY 3 ~ FIRST VOYAGE 1768-71
GALLERY 4 ~ SECOND VOYAGE 1755-68
GALLERY 5 ~ THIRD VOYAGE 1768-71
GALLERY 6 ~ CONTEMPORARY 1780 - 2004

 

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