Endeavour Hills

Conceived during the bicentenary of Cook’s discovery of the east coast of Australia, Endeavour Hills narrowly missed being called Piney Ridge or Pine Hills and was named in honour of  James Cook and the crew and scientists aboard HMS Endeavour. Endeavour Hills was proclaimed as a suburb on 28 October 1974. Consequently, many streets in… Read More

Sydney Parkinson Reserve

  Sydney Parkinson was employed by Sir Joseph Banks to make water-colour drawings of specimens and to sketch birds and animals on the Endeavour’s  1768-1771 voyage. He was a very talented natural history artist. So talented in fact, that during this voyage he drew 94 specimens collected at Botany Bay in just fourteen days. Sydney… Read More

Charles Green Reserve

  Born in 1735 in Yorkshire, England, Charles Green was the astronomer aboard the Endeavour. Together with James Cook, he observed the transit of Venus on the 3 June 1769 at Tahiti – the Endeavour’s first voyage. The Endeavour left Tahiti on 13 July 1969 for New Zealand, the east coast of Australia including the… Read More

Cranbourne Street Signage

Isaac Smith Crescent, Cranbourne Able bodied seaman aboard James Cook’s Endeavour. Melway Map Ref: 133 F4 Surveyed on: 20 Jun 2012 by Rex Joseph Banks Crescent, Cranbourne Naturalist/Botanist aboard James Cook’s Endeavour. Melway Map Ref: 133 F4 Surveyed on: 20 Jun 2012 by Rex James Cook Drive, Cranbourne 1st Lieutenant in command of the Endeavour. Melway Map Ref: 133 G4 Surveyed… Read More