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Rough seas ahead: Why the government’s James Cook infatuation may further divide the nation

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posted on 14.05.2019, 00:00 by Benjamin JonesBenjamin Jones
It is fitting that Scott Morrison represents the federal division of Cook, named after British explorer James Cook. First as treasurer, and now as prime minister, Morrison is committed to a A$50 million plan to celebrate the upcoming 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing at Kurnell on April 29, 1770. He has announced A$6.7million for a replica of the Endeavour to circumnavigate the country (something Cook himself never did).



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