We’ve released a new website to mark 250 years since Captain James Cook and the HMB Endeavour voyaged to the east coast of Australia in 1770.

29 April 2020

Captain James Cook was a British explorer, surveyor, navigator and cartographer who mapped large parts of the world including Australia's east coast and New Zealand's North and South Islands, making landfall at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770.

The 250th anniversary is an important opportunity to understand what took place, learn from each other’s stories and to discuss what it means for our future.

The Endeavour 250 website, released today, features information and resources from a range of perspectives to help Australians better understand this historic voyage and how it has helped shape our nation.

The website is also the best place to find out about all planned anniversary activities, including exhibitions and online experiences at the National Museum of Australia and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

To mark the 250th anniversary of the voyage, the Government is funding a range of activities including:

For more information, including educational resources for teachers and students, visit the Endeavour 250 website.

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