COVID-19 Update

The Australian National Maritime Museum has today announced the suspension of the circumnavigation of Australia by the HMB Endeavour and the companion touring exhibition “Looking Back, Looking Forward”.

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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 and present.

As part of the Encounters 2020 program, the museum has developed an extensive new national education resource, one that will have lasting benefit for teachers and students and increase knowledge of our shared Australian history.

It is important to note that the resource is not intended to directly target Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander teachers or students but rather all Australian teachers and students.

When teaching about Endeavour's East Coast voyage , all Australian teachers and students will be able to learn the truth of our nation's history from dual perspectives – with an emphasis on the 'view from the shore' complementing (and balancing) the 'view from the ship'.

These resources are 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 age group. 

All content is linked to the Australian curriculum and Australian Professional Teaching Standards.