In 1768, His Majesty's Bark Endeavour's voyage of exploration was commissioned by the Royal Society of London.

With Lieutenant James Cook at its helm, this scientific voyage and arrival on the east coast of Australia changed the course of Australian history.

Learn about this momentous voyage, its famous crew and the lasting impact HMB Endeavour's arrival in Australia had on Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples by watching the videos included in the ABC's Education Digibook by clicking the image below. 

 

Further Learning

Deck scene, with man at the wheel, and another two taking sextant readings, Reverend Thomas Streatfeild, 1820, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, PAI4318
Life Aboard Ship
Virtual Endeavour
Virtual Endeavour