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John Cawte Beaglehole

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John Cawte Beaglehole OM CMG (June 13, 1901October 10, 1971) was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He was educated at Wellington College, Victoria University College New Zealand, and gained a PhD at the London School of Economics, where he was a student of Harold Laski. After his doctoral studies he was a historian based mainly at Victoria. He wrote the definitive biography of James Cook, the 18th century English explorer-seaman, and edited his Journals.

Works

  • The Exploration of the Pacific,London: Adam & Charles Black,1934.
  • The Life of Captain James Cook, London: Adam & Charles Black, 1974.
  • Journals of Captain Cook, abridged edition, ISBN 0140436472
  • Discovery of New Zealand

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