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Undiscovered: Photographic Works by Michael Cook

Online
Free
Online

See this series of works that questions who really ‘discovered’ Australia while making reference to what was always here, what has been introduced and the impact it had on who was already here.

 

Image: Undiscovered #9. © Michael Cook, ANMM Collection 00054256, reproduced courtesy of the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane and licenced for use by the Museum

NLA Cook and the Pacific exhibition

Online
Free
Online

The exhibition may be closed but you can still follow James Cook’s three remarkable Pacific voyages online. With a number of key elements available online you can navigate and explore through the eyes of the British voyagers and the First Nations peoples they met. 

 

Virtual Endeavour

Online
Free
Online

Take a virtual tour of replica ship, HMB Endeavour—the vessel James Cook sailed on his first Pacific voyage. Explore each deck of the ship and learn what life was like on-board.

Discover Endeavour

Online
Free
Online

Dive into Endeavour archives at the National Library of Australia. There is a treasure trove of books, images, journals, articles, maps and much more about Captain Cook, HMB Endeavour and the story of the voyage to Australia.

ANMM Cook and the Pacific exhibition

Exhibition
Free
Online

Drawn from the National Library of Australia’s major 2018–19 international exhibition comes this travelling multimedia display, hosted by the Australian National Maritime Museum. Visitors follow James Cook’s three remarkable Pacific voyages and explore this spectacular region through the eyes of the British voyagers and the First Nations peoples they met.

 

 

Image: Cookie in Te Wai Pounamu Meets Cook Strait by Michel Tuffery, 2011, courtesy of the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane

 

Under Southern Skies

Exhibition
Free
Online

Visit the new gallery that explores the story of navigation and voyaging around Australia. From the observation of the transit of Venus, to the importance of the night sky in Torres Strait Islander navigation and voyaging – planets and stars unite the long history of all navigators around Australia.

 

Image: Constellation by Gail Mabo, 2014. © Gail Mabo / Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2019 ANMM Collection 00054564

HERE: Kupe to Cook

Exhibition
Free
Online

See a range of artworks by twenty leading Aotearoa New Zealand and Australian contemporary artists who investigate the long and varied histories of South Pacific voyaging – from Kupe to the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1769.

 

 

Photograph: HERE: Kupe to Cook exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum