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.

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

Encounters 2020 has commissioned:

  • A series of short documentaries that explore the life of the HMB Endeavour from cargo ship through to its role in the American War of Independance,
  • A satirical, animated mini-series that reflects on the place of Captain Cook in modern, First Nations communities,
  • Two online gamified learning experiences for both primary and secondary learners. The first placing students in charge of an 18th-century scientific vessel, the other as modern day maritime archaeologist seeking to unlock the mysteries of the deep.

Main image credit: Photographer David Knight