Cultural Connections Initiative

Media release
Read about the Cultural Connections Initiative by the National Museum of Australia, supporting the professional skills and capabilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practitioners and supporting the development of community led cultural work.

Conquering scurvy

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Read about prevention of scurvy by Captain James Cook and others on the Endeavour voyage.

Endeavour's one-handed cook

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Read about John Thompson, the one-handed cook on board the HMB Endeavour during its voyage along Australia’s east coast.

Indigenous canoe making

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Read about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander watercraft, including bark canoes and dugout canoes used for millennia and seen during the Endeavour voyage.

King Bungaree’s voyages

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Read about King Bungaree, the first Indigenous Australian to circumnavigate Australia.

Cooktown’s shared history

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Read about the way the Cooktown community gets together to mark the first encounters of the Endeavour and the Guugu Yimithirr people at Waalumbaal Birri.

Our Language – Words and Place Names

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Read about keeping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language alive, including the links to the names and stories of places in the Endeavour’s voyage along Australia’s east coast.

Recording Australian language

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Read about the recording of words by Endeavour crew from the Dhurag and Dharawal languages at Kamay (Botany Bay) and from Guugu Yimithirr people at Waalumbaal Birri (Cooktown).