Take a trip on the Virtual Endeavour

The HMB <em>Endeavour</em> replica docked outside the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, Australia. Image: ANMM.

The HMB Endeavour replica docked outside the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, Australia. Image: ANMM.

A visit to the historically accurate HMB Endeavour replica in Sydney is well worthwhile if you wish to understand the harsh realities of the perilous journey Lieutenant James Cook undertook during his first voyage to Australia, during 1768-1771. Exploring the cramped confines below deck, while imagining what three years aboard this vessel would be like, makes you appreciate the ease of modern travel – especially by sea. Since 2005, the museum has hosted tens of thousands of school students for a visit aboard the HMB Endeavour and now, the Virtual Endeavour program allows you to digitally explore the vessel – even if you are a student sitting in a classroom thousands of kilometres away…

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World Environment Day: where do you think it goes?

Join wacky expert Professor Pufferfish and field agent Greene McClean for World Environment Day. Image: ANMM.

Join wacky expert Professor Pufferfish and field agent Greene McClean for World Environment Day. Image: ANMM.

Join wacky expert Professor Pufferfish and field agent Greene McClean will find out what happens to the rubbish we leave behind. If it finds its way into our drains and waterways it can affect our wildlife and our environment. During this virtual excursion students work with our intrepid investigators to work out how we can all help in a practical way.

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NAIDOC week: unlock water and Indigenous People

NAIDOC week with the ANMM via the Virtual Classroom. Image: ANMM.

NAIDOC week with the ANMM via the Virtual Classroom. Image: ANMM.

A virtual excursion suitable for students in Years 3 to 6

To celebrate NAIDOC week, Indigenous Programs Manager Donna Carstens and special guest Uncle Terry will discuss the cultural significance of water to Indigenous people.

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Inspiring stories with Jeannie Baker

 Jeannie Baker illustration from her book Circle.

Detail from the cover of Jeannie Baker’s new book ‘Circle’. Image: Jeannie Baker.

The Australian National Maritime Museum is proud to host award winning children’s author and artist Jeannie Baker for an exclusive chat. Join us as we talk to Jeannie about her new picture Circle. Find out about Jeannie, her background, her inspirations and what it like creating a picture book.

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Bunbury! Last school group port for 2011

The students from Manjimup Education Support Centre were among the lucky 803 students to visit HMB Endeavour while she was in port at Bunbury from 9 – 13 November. As you can see from the photos they loved it! Several of these students had fathers and grandfathers who worked in the timber industry at the time the replica was being built in Fremantle. It really goes to show that this voyage is all about living history.

Manjimup Education Suppport Centre

Manjimup Education Suppport Centre arrive at Endeavour

Manjimup Education Suppport Centre

Manjimup Education Suppport Centre boarding Endeavour

Manjimup Education Suppport Centre

Manjimup Education Suppport Centre onboard Endeavour

The next port where we’ll be open to the public is Albany from 14 – 18 January 2012,  during school holidays. We are now taking school bookings for our visit in Port Lincoln at the start of February 2012. Anyone looking to book in a school visit, please get in touch.

We look forward to seeing you onboard!