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From John Chau to Captain Cook: The fatal attractions of Missionaries and other Colonising Zealots. Part Four The Four Pillars of Captain James Cook:

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00;
Perhaps the one example that many people, especially here in the Pacific will all know of well, and many further afield too, is that of Captain James Cook, explorer and cartographer extraordinaire. Killed by outraged Hawaiians on his third trip to the Pacific Ocean when he tried to kidnap a paramount chief and hold him to ransom over a boat that had gone missing from one of his ships. For some he is a hero who took his men on an incredible voyage of discovery and scientific exploration, while to others he is a villain, just as bad as Christopher Columbus, one to be reviled and cursed. Captain James Cook’s Four Pillars: 7th November 1728 Yin Water Yin Water Yang Earth Goat Pig Monkey Luck Pillar at the time of his death: Yang Earth Dragon Like John Chau, Captain James Cook was a Strong Water man. Although his Day Pillar…