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.

Encounters 2020 film and digital projects will explore a variety of views on the Endeavour and Cook's 1770 voyage in the Pacific.



Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky
A new songline for 21st century Australia – a fresh look at the Cook legend from a First Nations’ perspective. The songline tells of connection to country, resistance and survival. It features the cheeky, acerbic and heartfelt showman Steven Oliver and a host of outstanding, political Indigenous singer‑songwriters performing their music on country. 

Endeavour Stories
Four six‑minute video documentaries exploring stories relating to the HMB Endeavour and Cook’s first voyage. Titles include: The Naturalist; Mapping the Coast; The Endeavour; Trouble on the Reef
From December 2019


Cooked 2020
An animated satirical comedy. The ghost of Cook returns to present day New Zealand and Australia and spends time with the communities most affected by British colonisation/invasion.
From February 2020

Cook’s Voyages – Views from the Shore Game
An online game aimed at upper‑primary school students allows players to take on the role of an 18th century explorer in the Pacific Ocean. The game is linked directly to the curriculum and uses gamified learning principles to engage students.
From February 2020

Main image: Cooked 2020, courtesy Jake Duczynski