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Recovered from the Great Barrier Reef 200 years after it was jettisoned from Cook's 'Endeavour'.
Burke's water bottle and other objects linked to the 1861 overland expedition.
A magnifying glass and plane table frame used by Captain James Cook during his Pacific voyages.
Beautiful pre-16th century maps illustrating the history of the Great South Land.
A 35-millimetre camera used by Frank Hurley in Antarctica and the Middle East.
Worn by 1984 Australian Mount Everest expedition team member Geoff Bartram.
A relic from Ludwig Leichhardt's ill-fated 1848 expedition and a medal awarded by the Royal Society.
A Grubb telescope used by a bank manager and amateur astronomer in his NSW observatory.