ANZAC Day Public Holiday

All National Library reading rooms will be closed on Anzac Day, Wednesday 25 April.  Regular reading room hours will resume on Thursday 26 April. See our public holiday opening hours for more information.

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 on display for viewing in the Library's Special Collections Reading Room.

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 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.