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Sir Joseph Banks Papers, 1767-1822

The State Library's Sir Joseph Banks Archive documents the early scientific and geographic explorations and political landscape of the fledgling colony of New South Wales.

The project has been made possible by sponsorship  from The McLean Foundation,  Dr Timothy Pascoe AM and Mrs Eva Pascoe and The Key Foundation.

Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820)

Learn more about the life of Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks Collection

Background to the papers including provenance, context and arrangement

Joseph Banks' Endeavour Journal

Explore the the journal kept by Joseph Banks on board HMS Endeavour

Sir Joseph Banks Website Project

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