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Cook collection - history of acquisition

Cook collection - history of acquisition
Silver medal manufactured in London by Matthew Boulton in 1772. Rare silver issue of the famous medal issued for the departure of Cook's second voyage in the Resolution and Adventure. It is one of only 142 specimens struck in silver. The silver medals, and two in gold, were commissioned by Sir Joseph Banks for his private use. Acquired in 1894. 
(c) assumed Australian Museum. 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman
 
The Australian Museum's Cook Collection was acquired in 1894 when it was transferred from the NSW Government. At that time it consisted of 115 artifacts collected on Captain James Cook's three voyages of discovery to the South Seas, during the period 1768 - 1780, along with documents and memorabilia related to these voyages. Many of the ethnographic artifacts were collected at a time of first contact between Pacific Peoples and Europeans. In 1935 most of the documents and memorabilia were transferred to the Mitchell Library in the State Library of NSW. The provenance of the collection shows that the objects remained in the hands of Captain James Cook's widow, Mrs Elizabeth Cook and her descendants until 1886. In this year Mr John Mackrell, the great nephew of Isaac Smith, Elizabeth Cook's cousin, organized the display of this collection at the request of the NSW Government at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London. In 1887 the London based Agent General for the New South Wales Government, Saul Samuel, bought John Mackrell's items and also acquired those items belonging to the other relatives Reverend Canon Frederick Bennett, Mrs Thomas Langton , H.M.C.Alexander and Mr William Adams. The collection remained with the Colonial Secretary of NSW until 1894, when it was transferred to the Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000056 - 27/8/1894, scoop, , Prince William Sound, Alaska, United States of America, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000063 - 27/8/1894, ear ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000068 - 27/8/1894, arrow, , , Alaska, United States of America, America, North
H000081 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000082 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000083 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific
H000084 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000085 - 27/8/1894, club, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific
H000086 - 27/8/1894, rattle, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000087-001 - 27/8/1894, neck ornament, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000087-003 - 27/8/1894, neck ornament, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000087-004 - 27/8/1894, neck ornament, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000092 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000093 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000094 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000095 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific
H000096 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000097 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000098 - 28/8/1894, mat, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000099 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000100 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000101 - 28/8/1894, bark cloth, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000102 - 28/8/1894, basket, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000103 - 28/8/1894, cape, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000104 - 28/8/1894, cape, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000105 - 28/8/1894, breast ornament, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000106 - 28/8/1894, harpoon head, , Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000108 - 28/8/1894, comb, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000109 - 28/8/1894, comb, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000110 - 28/8/1894, comb, Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000111 - 28/8/1894, knife, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000112 - 28/8/1894, musical pipes, , , Tanna Island, Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000113 - 28/8/1894, mat, , , , , Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000114 - 28/8/1894, cape, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000115 - 28/8/1894, bag, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000116 - 28/8/1894, neck ornament, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000117 - 28/8/1894, neck ornament, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000118 - 28/8/1894, whistle, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000119-001 - 28/8/1894, carving, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000119-002 - 28/8/1894, spear thrower, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000119-003 - 28/8/1894, spear thrower, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000119-004 - 28/8/1894, spear thrower, Balade, North east coast, La Grande Terre, New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000121 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000122 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000123 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000124 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000125 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000126 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000127 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000128 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000129 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000130 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000131 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000132 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000133 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000134 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000135 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000136 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000137 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000138 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000139 - 28/8/1894, harpoon head, , Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000140 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000141 - 28/8/1894, helmet, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000143 - 28/8/1894, flute, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000144 - 28/8/1894, net, , Tonga, , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000145 - 28/8/1894, breast ornament, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000146 - 28/8/1894, adze, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000147 - 28/8/1894, club, , , , New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000148 - 28/8/1894, club, , , , New Caledonia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000149 - 28/8/1894, breast ornament, , Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000150 - 28/8/1894, hand ornament, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000151-001 - 28/8/1894, ornament, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000151-002 - 28/8/1894, ornament, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000151-003 - 28/8/1894, ornament, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000151-004 - 28/8/1894, ornament, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000151-005 - 28/8/1894, ornament, , Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States of America, America, North

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000152 - 28/8/1894, neck ornament, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000153-001 - 28/8/1894, needle, , , Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000153-002 - 28/8/1894, head ornament, , , Society Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000156 - 27/8/1894, ear ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000157 - 28/8/1894, purse, , , , Tonga, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000158 - 29/8/1894, arrow head, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000159 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000160 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000161 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000162 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000163 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000164 - 29/8/1894, arrow head, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific
H000165 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific
H000166 - 29/8/1894, arrow head, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific
H000167 - 29/8/1894, arrow head, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific
H000168 - 29/8/1894, arrow head, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific
H000169 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific
H000170 - 29/8/1894, arrow, , , , Vanuatu, Pacific
H000194 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , , Pacific
H000195 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , , Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000196 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific
H000197 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , , Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000198 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000199 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000200 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000201-001 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000201-002 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific
H000201-003 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000202 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000203 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000204 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000206 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000207 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000208 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000209 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000210 - 29/8/1894, bark cloth, , , , Hawaii, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000222 - 29/8/1894, neck ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific