The Christian Foundations of Australia


7 CEANZ, I p. 198. 8 Wood: op. cit., pp. 24f; and esp. G. McLennan's Additional Notes (in his Understanding our Christian Heritage, Christian History Research Institute, Orange N.S.W., n.d., p. 25).


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In 1755, Cook joined the Royal Navy. There, when a captain, he never allowed profanity on board. There, he encouraged his men to wear clean clothes at divine worship on Sundays. Captain Cook's wife gave him a prayer-book, from which he named several places discovered on significant days — such as the Whitsundays, Trinity Bay, and the Pentecost Islands. Their son Hugh was just about to enter the Ministry of the Word and Sacraments — when he suddenly died as a young adult.