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Blog post from Tuesday, 29 April, 2014

On this day, in April 1770, Captain James Cook in the HM Bark Endeavour, landed at Botany Bay.

Cook, with Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander landed at Kurnell in the afternoon of April 29th in search of fresh water. In the next few days, excursions around the bay were undertaken and samples of native flora collected.

The State Library of New South Wales holds many items relating to this voyage, including Joseph Banks Journal and a copy of James Cook’s Endeavour log

See our Discover Collections features - Cook’s Endeavour Voyage and Joseph Banks Journal.