HM Bark Endeavour

"MADE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA"

The Replica of the Endeavour was built in the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia. Although built in WA, the Endeavour is based in Sydney [Australian National Maritime Museum - Darling Harbor].

In 1768 the (British) Navy Board purchased the collier built in 1765 and renamed it HM Bark Endeavour. It was this vessel that brought James Cook to Australia for the first time in April 1770.

2002 - Fremantle to Whitby

The Endeavour has left the port of Fremantle on 3 Feb. 2002 and is currently sailing towards Hobart Tasmania on her epic journey to Whitby, England. She is arrived in Whitby on June 21 2002 and will not be back in Australia for several years. A web-cam has been fitted on the Endeavour until she leaves the UK.

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"Made in WA! "
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The Dutch had been the early discoverers of the unknown southland. Sighting it for the first time in 1606. The western coastline that they chanced upon revealed a dry and bare continent.

Sailing north along the east coast of the continent Cook would eventually claim the land in name of the British King and name the new British colony New South Wales.

THE ORIGINAL ENDEAVOUR

The original Endeavour, was sold to the French and named La Liberté. In 1794 she ran aground near Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

images (above) by C. Jansen


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The Bark, leaving Whitby Harbour in 1768. Detail taken from oil painting by Thomas Luny (ca. 1790).

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