Capt. Cook & HMB Endeavour: Australia and American - An Enduring Bond Between Our Two Nations
Monday, March 13, 2017
On Tuesday, March 7, the Hon. Nick Minchin, Australian Consul-General in New York, and John Berry, President, American Australian Association, were pleased to join and speak with Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) Director Kevin Sumption at a conference hosted by the SUNY Maritime College at their beautiful campus in the Bronx, on the Long Island Sound.
The conference focused on Captain Cook scholarship, with a special emphasis on his voyage aboad the Endeavor that created an early and enduring bond between our two nations.
The Director of the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP), Dr. Kathy Abbass, updated attendees and cadets on current efforts to find the final resting place for the Endeavor.
Donna Carstens, Indigenous Curator at ANMM also importantly spoke about what the Endeavor and Captain Cook mean to Indigenous Australians.
Thanks to Dr. Mark Meirowitz from SUNY Maritime College for moderating these exciting discussions!