The shield holds considerable historic value of the first contact between Europeans and Aboriginal people on the east coast of Australia. Continue reading
Discover the letter from Joseph Dagelet, astronomer from 1788 Lapérouse Expedition, to William Dawes, astronomer to the First Fleet and British Settlement at Port Jackson, that provides advice on building the colony’s first observatory. Continue reading
Discover the Lapérouse Museum’s collection of objects from the ill fated expedition of Jean François de Lapérouse in 1785 -88, France’s great voyage of discovery of the Pacific. La Pérouse met the British First Fleet and Aboriginal people at Botany Bay NSW on the 26th January 1788. Continue reading
Discover the Endeavour cannon, thrown overboard when Cook’s ship struck a coral reef. Continue reading
Discover the Secret Instructions in a letterbook to Lieutenant James Cook, dated 1768.
Discover the Sextant used by Captain James Cook on his third Pacific voyage that is from the British National Maritime Museum, London, UK. Continue reading