• The son of a farm labourer, James Cook (1728–1779) was born at Marton in Yorkshire. In 1747 he was apprenticed to James Walker, a shipowner and master mariner of Whitby...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/selected-library-collections/james-cook-and-his-voyages
  • Donate This appeal closed on 31 March 2017. Any donations received after this date will be directed towards The National Library of Australia Fund, which supports...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/content/share-the-story-of-james-cook-and-his-voyages
  •   Recorded European visits to Australia before the arrival of Lieutenant James Cook on the 'Endeavour' in 1770 show no evidence of a Spanish fleet arriving here. A...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/faq/did-the-spanish-land-in-australia-before-james-cook
  • I encountered the private journal of James Burney (1750–1821), which forms the basis of Sailing with Cook: Inside the Private Journal of James Burney RN, in 2011 when I...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2015/07/29/sailing-with-cook
  • As the National Library’s Cook and His Voyages appeal passes the mid-point to its target, I took the chance to explore some fascinating Cook treasures from the Rex Nan...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2017/02/01/captain-cooks-apotheosis
  • The Treasures Gallery has engaged and uplifted nearly 300,000 visitors since its opening in October 2011. The content ranges from Cook’s handwritten Endeavour journal to...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/treasures/2014/08/22/a-note-from-the-james-and-bettison-treasures-curator-nat-williams
  •   Captain James Cook's Journal of the H.M.S. Endeavour is on permanent display in the Library's Treasures Gallery. While you aren't able to handle the journal due to...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/faq/can-i-see-captain-cooks-endeavour-journal
  • John Hamilton Mortimer (1740-1779), Captain James Cook, Sir Joseph Banks, Lord Sandwich, Dr Daniel Solander and Dr John Hawkesworth, c. 1771, oil on canvas, nla.pic-...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/pictures/john-hamilton-mortimer-and-captain-cook
  • Weekend visitors to the National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries exhibition can join the National Library of Australia as it says farewell to its most...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/media-releases/national-library-farewells-cooks-endeavour-journal
  • Cook’s Sites , a touring exhibition presented by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, opens at the National Library of Australia on Thursday 16 March. The...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/media-releases/cooks-sites-exhibition-presents-a-different-view-of-history