Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian National Maritime Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of the bamal (earth) and badu (waters) on which we work.

We also acknowledge all traditional custodians of the land and waters throughout Australia and pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to Elders past, present and emerging.

The Encounters 2020 Education Project will enable all Australian teachers and students to learn about our nation’s history from diverse perspectives.

Alongside a focus of science, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives will be at the heart of this learning.

An emphasis on the ‘view from the shore’ will compliment (and balance) the ‘view from the ship’ and these resources will be available for use by Australian teachers in 2020 and beyond. The resources will be balanced between being as specific as possible – to ensure teachers are provided resources of real value – but at the same time broad enough to ensure an entry point for all teachers and educators, regardless of jurisdiction or teaching level.

When teaching about Endeavour’s first landing at Botany Bay/Kamay and the subsequent East Coast voyage, all Australian teachers and students will learn about the truth of our nation’s history from dual perspectives.

All content for primary and secondary schools will be linked to the Australian Curriculum and Australian Professional Teaching Standards and will be available, at no cost, to every teacher and educator in Australia.

School tours of the replica HMB Endeavour and the onshore exhibition will be available when the vessel is berthed at each port. If you would like to be informed about the availability of tours, please register your interest below.
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