Scott Morrison’s James Cook Passion
Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced that, in honour of the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s landing on Australian shores, the government will sail a replica of the HMS Endeavour around the country.
The announcement follows the government’s doubling down on keeping Australia Day on the 26th and its attempts to reinstate pride in this country’s history.
But will this move backfire and push voters away?
To discuss James Cook in modern Australia, The Daily‘s Victor Petrovic was joined by Benjamin T. Jones, Lecturer in History at Central Queensland University.
You can read Dr Jones’ writing on the subject at The Conversation.