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The Endeavour Journal of Joseph Banks: 1768-1771. Vol. I






Brasch G420 C65 B624 1963


Sydney: The Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales in association with Angus and Robertson


During his voyage on the HMS Endeavour, Banks kept a journal that vividly records his visits to Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. Botany was one of Banks’ passions and throughout the text he makes mention of plants discovered, and the exacting process of collecting, collating, and storing the specimens for the long trip home. This edition, the first full publication of the Journal, also contains illustrations by Sydney Parkinson, Banks’ botanical draughtsman. Here is the colourful kaka beak (Clianthus puniceus), which has a note on the back of the original sketch reading: ‘The capsula a bright yellow green’.


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