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Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1820

Joseph Banks - Endeavour journal, 15 August 1769 - 12 July 1771

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The journal kept by the then 25-year-old Joseph Banks on board HMS Endeavour is one of the Library's most significant manuscripts. It records the first Pacific voyage of Captain James Cook from 1768 to 1771.The first recorded word list of an Australian Indigenous language