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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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-...
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...
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.