Cook and the Pacific

Batemans Bay Heritage Museum is proud to be hosting a new exhibition, 'Cook and the Pacific', presented by the National Library of Australia. By clicking on the picture to the right, one can be taken to the NLA's Cook and the Pacific webpage.

Image: Banner Graphic: Commission, Michel Tuffery, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, 2018

National Library of Australia
Links to Captain James Cook Reference Material

Cook and the Pacific exhibition website:

Curatorial article about the exhibition from the Library’s online magazine Unbound:

Digital Classrooms for Cook and the Pacific:

Guide to the National Library of Australia’s Cook holdings:

South Seas website (gives access to a transcription of Cook’s Endeavour journal):

Audio of Cook and the Pacific talks at the Library:

Some of the videos for these, and more are available via the Library’s youtube channel:


Voyage art in Cook and the Pacific (Part 1)

Voyage art in Cook and the Pacific (Part 2)

Voyage art in Cook and the Pacific (Part 3)

The National Library of Australia’s major Cook voyage manuscripts are digitised and available at these links:

MS 1 Journal of the H.M.S. Endeavour, 1768-1771

MS 2 Cook's voyage 1768-71 : copies of correspondence, etc. 1768-1771

MS 3 Log of H.M.S. Endeavour, 1768-1770

MS 5 Description of the sea coast of Nova Scotia, 1762

MS 6 Letterbook, 1771-1778

MS 8 Account of the death of James Cook, 1779

MS 9 Papers of Sir Joseph Banks, 1745-1923

MS 3244 Burney, James, Journal, 1772-1773

MS 4263 Family papers 1776-1926

MS 7218 Papers of John Montagu Sandwich, 1771-1784