The story of HMB Endeavour's 1770 voyage lies at the core of the Australian nation. Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians exhibition explored views from the ship and shore on the 250th anniversary of the 1770 journey.
Endeavour Voyage was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 2 June 2020 to 26 April 2021.
For 126 days, Cook and his crew travelled up Australia’s east coast — from what we now know as Point Hicks in southern Victoria to the tip of Cape York in Queensland. Join us in re-looking at the events of 1770, and embrace a shared history of this country.
Bana Yirriji Artist Group:
We want Australians and the rest of the world to hear the other side of the Captain Cook story.
Explore views from the ship and shore
Aboriginal language game
Play this game to learn words in Guugu Yimidhirr, an Aboriginal language from Far North Queensland that the Endeavour crew learnt along the way.Play Talkin' Guugu Yimidhirr
More views from the ship and shore
GO BEHIND THE SCENES
The Australian Government has funded the National Museum of Australia, the National Library of Australia, the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies to deliver a program of activities marking the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour voyage.
The National Museum thanks our supporters.