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15°27’44” South 145°14’59” East

For the Endeavour’s crew this was a place of refuge. For Guugu Yimidhirr and Kuku Yalandji peoples it is where their ancestors encountered Cook. They tell a story of rule-breaking and blood being spilt, of reaching out and reconciliation.

We will add more stories and perspectives that Indigenous people have shared with us — stories missed by those on the Endeavour — on 14 June 2020.

Colour photo of an aerial view of a winding large tributary with boats. In the distant background there is evidence of buildings and sprawling low mountainous region and beyond.
Waalumbaal Birri — Endeavour River
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