World turned upside down: the Endeavour Globe

29 July 2020

World turned upside down: the Endeavour Globe

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Join Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian, in an exclusive online presentation as he introduces us to a unique recent acquisition directly related to Banks’s proposed participation on Cook’s second voyage of 1772.

A punchbowl made of silver is an unusual piece of tableware to commission for a three-year voyage in search of the elusive Great Southern Land. Yet this bizarre artefact was part of the long list of provisions Joseph Banks gathered before he was finally excluded from James Cook’s second voyage to the Southern Oceans.

The opinions expressed in this talk reflect those of the presenters. They do not represent the views of the State Library of NSW.