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Can I see Captain Cook's Endeavour Journal?

Captain Cook's Endeavour Journal open on display

Please note: The Journal of the H.M.S. Endeavour is currently undergoing preservation work. The facsimile copy of the journal is currently available on open access in the Special Collections Reading Room's reference collection.

While you aren't able to handle the journal due to preservation reasons, you can read the journal by:

Our Treasures from the National Library website has further information on the journal and how it came into the Library's collection.

Our South Seas website also features the journal, and is a rich online resource on European voyaging and cross-cultural encounters in the Pacific between 1760 and 1800.