Captain James Cook’s three historic voyages across the Pacific Ocean 1768-1780 are breaking news – especially in Australia this year. New information, interpretations and images about his voyages make them not simply past events but also currently occurring and developing stories. This exhibition showcases original engravings from the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection’s extensive holdings of Cook literature as well as contemporary artworks that present alternative and Indigenous views of Cook’s voyages.
The year is 1770
A man stands on the coast, gazing out to sea.
He watches a ship sail over the horizon. Shortly, an encounter between two peoples will take place. Neither this man nor those on the ship could imagine the impact their meeting will have.
This is the Endeavour story.