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Today in 1770, Captain James Cook in the Endeavour, landed at Botany Bay.
Cook’s first choice of name for Botany Bay was Sting Ray’s Harbour, as recorded in his log. With “True North” to bottom, this plan of Botany Bay shows soundings in fathoms and a sign of the Endeavour at anchor. This is a photographic print of the original, probably from around 1900.
The State Library of New South Wales holds many items relating to this voyage. Have a closer look via our Discover Collections pages.