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Did Cook discover or invade Australia?

A top Australian university has sparked controversy by encouraging students to use the terms "invade" and "occupy" to refer to the arrival of British settlers.

The University of New South Wales' Indigenous Terminology Guide suggests referring to Captain James Cook as the first Englishman to map the continent's East Coast rather than "discover" Australia.

The university has rejected accusations it is trying to rewrite history, saying it does not mandate what language is used.

So did Captain Cook discover Australia, or invade it? BBC News explains.

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this video contains images and voices of people who have died.

Video produced by Alexi Peristianis

James Cook commanded HMS Endeavour on his first voyage to Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771

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