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The 2020 sub-committee is involved in the co-ordination for the 1770 in 2020 Symposium, however the main task is seen to be an information gathering and distribution conduit for all those events in the 2020 year through-out Australia (and earlier in New Zealand).

To this end a 2020 calendar is to be established and all likely organisations to be contacted for information and continued contact and news items to be added.

This information should also be available via the Society web pages.

   A commemoration on 20th April 2020 at Point Hicks, The first point named in 1770, was planned  however  Parks Victoria have cancelled our booking and closed the Point Hicks area and the National Park due to fires in the area.




Symposium 1770 in 2020 will be held at a number of different locations, being sponsored and supported by Major Institutions in Sydney:

A booking can be  made here:      https://www.trybooking.com/BDWEZ          $150 per ticket for teh 3 x day Symposium or single days at $50 each

Limit of 100!      Do not delay!


Wednesday 29th April: Meeting of Two Cultures- Kamay / Botany Bay  commemoration, joining the Sutherland Shire  Council activities,


Thursday 30th April:  State Library of NSW  Metcalfe Auditorium  Cook & Exploration  

Official opening                                                  

Prof. Alan Frost                                                   The Pleasure of Discovery and the Possibilities of Botany

Dr Adrienne Kaeppler (USA)   "Collectors and Collections of 'Artificial Curiosities' from Cook's Voyages"                  

 John Robson (NZ)                                                  Cook Mapping

Richard Ferguson                                                   Cook in Antarctica            

Damien Webb                                                          Eight Days in Kamay and exhibit viewing


Friday 1st  May:    Royal Botanic Gardens(Banks and Solander)

 Swedish Scholar  to talk on Solander / Lineaus                

Russell Lansbury,  Jim Nicol and  Philip Armstrong          First Impressions & walk

Dr Brett Summerell                             1770 collection  (Banks / Florilegium )                                                

Dr Doug Benson                                   Botany of Botany Bay                 



The Florilegium Society will present  a new display of Floral Artworks



Saturday 2nd  May: ANMM Darling Harbour.  (Cook and Endeavour)  

Capt.  John Dikkenberg                           Voyaging Endeavour                 

Dr James Hunter                                     The search for Endeavour          

Alberta Hornsby with Loretta Sullivan   Cooktown Contact and Interaction,

A booking can be  made here:      https://www.trybooking.com/BDWEZ

Tickets cover the entire event from Thursday 30th April til Saturday 2nd May 2020 at $150 each, or single day at $50.

LIMITED places only 100 Tickets will be sold......


To this end a 2020 calendar has been established, information is now published on our web page at   www.cook250.com  and facebook  https://www.facebook.com/CookSocietyAust

            PM Scott Morrison and NSW MP Mark Speakman have announced that funding for 2020 Commemorations  have been made,

Australian National Maritime Museum have announced Endeavour Voyaging plus Encounters 2020.

New Zealand Tuia250 has been held and HMB Endeavour visited for three months.

Thursday 30th April
State Library of New South Wales Metcalfe Auditorium
Macquarie St Sydney
Friday 1st May
Royal Botanic Gardens
Maiden Theatre
Mrs Macquaries Rd Sydney
Saturday 2nd May
Australian National Maritime Museum
Darling Harbour