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: $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
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:
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 and facebook
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.