Fascinated by this week’s discovery of the resting place of Cook’s Endeavour in the United States?
No need to go further than your National Library of Australia in Canberra to see rare Cook items from all over the world.
Date: Friday, 21 September, 10am.
Place: Exhibition Gallery, National Library of Australia, Canberra
Event: Media Preview of the National Library of Australia’s major international exhibition, Cook and the Pacific.
See treasures from many of the world’s leading cultural institutions including:
•Cook’s three major journals from Pacific voyages, all written in his own hand, believed never displayed together before
•Pacific languages documented in voyage journals – many are the first written word and English translation
•Swordfish-bill dagger reputedly used to kill Cook
•Cook’s box of instruments – from a sundial to a spirit level
•‘Secret instructions’ to Cook to search for the ‘Great South Land’
•Specimen of Crimson Bottlebrush and Golden Grevillea collected at Botany Bay.