Members Maritime Series

2 seniors in Wharf 7 looking at wooden boats

Join us for exclusive members talks and behind the scenes previews.

  • Exclusive talk series for members

    New and exclusive! Each month, a museum curator will deliver an informative presentation. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the museum’s research programs and varied aspects of maritime history and culture, and to meet other Members. Afternoon tea will be provided.

    Illustration of HMB Endeavour

    What happened to Cook's Ship Endeavour?

    Thursday 3 November 2016

    This is the story of how research and archaeology are helping to answer the question, what happened to Cook's ship?

    Many Australians know that James Cook surveyed the east coast of Australia in 1770 while commanding the HMB Endeavour and the vessel retains important historical significance in the history of our nation. 

    The tall ship returned to England in 1771, but what happened to it after that? For almost 20 years the Australian National Maritime Museum has been working on that question and recent research and archaeological fieldwork it seems that we are getting much closer to answering it.

    Join our Director & CEO, Kevin Sumption and the Head of Research, Dr Nigel Erskine as they discuss the fascinating post-Cook history of the Endeavour and the museum’s ongoing collaboration with the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project to find it's final resting place.

    Image:  HM Bark Endeavour,  Botany Bay ‘welcome’. Etching by Geoffrey Ingleton, 1937. ANMM Collection. 


    Date: Thursday 3 November 2016, 2016 2-4pm

    Cost: Members $10, Members' guests $20

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