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The year 2020 marked the 250th anniversary of HMB Endeavour’s voyage along the east coast of Australia. This journey changed the course of human history on this continent.

The anniversary was an opportunity to seek new ways of understanding and representing the past. It was also a chance to continue building stronger, more meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The National Museum's anniversary activities were funded by the Australian Government.

Endeavour Voyage

The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians

Explore our new online exhibition as we mark the 250th anniversary of HMB Endeavour’s voyage along the east coast of Australia. Travel in the ship's wake, sharing stories from Indigenous people and reflecting on key moments along the way.

Learn more about our 2020 activities

Cultural Connections Initiative Supporting development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Cultural Connections Program Learn more about this program that is supporting community-led projects to strengthen local cultural practices and knowledge transmission.
Encounters Fellowships Discover insights from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practitioners from across Australia, working here and overseas.
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