The captain and crew of HMB Endeavour would like to thank the people of Brisbane for the overwhelming success our visit to your city has been. We would like to thank the traditional owners of the land, the Jagara and Turrbal people, for conducting a welcoming ceremony for the ship and her crew. It was a very moving experience which will stay with the crew for many years. We would also like to thank the Lord Mayor for hosting a civic ceremony to welcome the crew to Brisbane, the Port of Brisbane for hosting Endeavour and Riverfestival for allowing the ship to be part of this wonderful annual event.
Over the 5 days that the ship was open to the public, we averaged 1105 people through a day. Without the help of our wonderful Brisbane volunteer guides, we would not be able to show the ship to the public. Thank you for volunteering your time to share the stories of the original Endeavour, her people and the replica. Thank you to everyone who visited the ship, especially over the weekend, and patiently waiting in line for tickets. Your support and contribution keeps Endeavour sailing, in order that we can fulfill the Australian National Maritime Museum’s commitment to sail the ship to all Australian states over the next few years