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The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson

The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson

| 28 min
The History Makers
The History Makers
1964 6 films

From the most intrepid explorers to the fathers of Confederation, this series of 17 half-hour episodes tells the compelling early history of our great country.


This short film realistically portrays the conflict Henry Hudson experienced when he went in search of an open water route to the Orient, and no one would follow him. What he discovered instead was an inland sea, a discovery that ended in tragedy.

  • director
    Richard Gilbert
  • producer
    Richard Gilbert
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • script
    Charles Cohen
  • camera
    Denis Gillson
  • sound
    Leo O'Donnell
    George Croll
  • editing
    Dennis Sawyer
  • sound editing
    Sidney Pearson
  • cast
    Peter Donat
    Powys Thomas
    Drew Thompson
    Tony Van Bridge
    Hugh Webster


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Ages 15 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

History - Early Canadian Exploration (1600s-1800s)

Identify arguments for both sides of the mutiny and debate in class whether it was justified. Create a list of the items you think would be necessary to survive a winter in Hudson's Bay in the 1600s. Research the history of the Northwest Passage, from the first attempts to locate it to today.

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