The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks from 25 August 1768-12 July 1771


Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan

(4.6 stars; 6 reviews)

In this Journal, Joseph Banks records almost daily observations of the journey of the ship the Endeavour on the first of James Cook’s voyages to the Pacific during the years 1768-1771. There are also more detailed accounts of the events, people, flora, fauna and geology of the places (except Brazil) where they landed. They landed at Brazil, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Batavia, Cape Town and St. Helena. Joseph Banks was one of the naturalists on the Endeavour, appointed by the Royal Society. The joint Royal Society, Royal Navy journey of the Endeavour was overtly a scientific expedition with the stated purpose of observing the transit of Venus from Tahiti. The other purpose of the journey was to attempt the discovery of the postulated Southern Continent (Terra Australis). In addition to himself, Banks funded the inclusion on the voyage of two other naturalists (Solander and Spöring) and two artists (Parkinson and Buchan). Joseph Banks became famous upon the return to Britain of the Endeavour and went on to be a highly influential person in Britain. Banks was President of the British Royal Society for more than 40 years; and was a strong advocate for the settlement of New South Wales as a convict settlement. Along with James Cook, he was responsible for representing the Australian continent as terra nullius (“nobody’s land”) even though he observed the occupation of the land by the indigenous Australians, which misrepresentation contributed to the colonization of Australia by the British. Now, 250 years after the Endeavour's voyage, controversy and the voices of indigenous people are leading to a reassessment of the effects of James Cook’s voyages and the colonial legacy of Australia and New Zealand. (Gail Timmerman-Vaughan) (22 hr 14 min)

Chapters

01. August 1768 3:46 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
02. September 1768 31:35 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
03. October 1768 23:02 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
04. November 1768 26:46 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
05. December 1768 36:40 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
06. January 1769, Part I 26:37 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
07. January 1769, Part II 18:42 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
08. February 1769 8:16 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
09. March 1769 16:11 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
10. April 1769, Part I 26:39 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
11. April 1769, Part II 23:38 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
12. May 1769, Part I 19:45 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
13. May 1769, Part II 19:25 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
14. June 1769, Part I 25:03 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
15. June 1769, Part II 23:53 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
16. July 1769, Part I 18:27 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
17. July 1769, Part II 22:01 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
18. August 1769 31:33 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
19. Manners and Customs of South Sea Islanders, Part I 26:57 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
20. Manners and Customs of South Sea Islanders, Part II 24:54 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
21. Manners and Customs of South Sea Islanders, Part III 26:47 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
22. Manners and Customs of South Sea Islanders, Part IV 38:11 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
23. September 1769 12:00 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
24. October 1769, Part I 31:52 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
25. October 1769, Part II 29:21 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
26. November 1769, Part I 26:12 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
27. November 1769, Part II 21:09 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
28. December 1769 16:00 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
29. January 1770 26:10 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
30. February 1770 20:01 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
31. March 1770 11:41 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
32. Account of New Zealand, Part I 21:41 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
33. Account of New Zealand, Part II 21:52 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
34. Account of New Zealand, Part III 40:31 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
35. April 1770, Part I 11:23 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
36. April 1770, Part II 19:00 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
37. May 1770, Part I 17:45 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
38. May 1770, Part II 18:20 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
39. June 1770 27:03 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
40. July 1770, Part I 16:55 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
41. July 1770, Part II 15:36 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
42. August 1770 28:44 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
43. Some Account of that Part of New Holland Called New South Wales, Part I 21:29 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
44. Some Account of that Part of New Holland Called New South Wales, Part II 17:26 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
45. Some Account of that Part of New Holland Called New South Wales, Part III 21:07 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
46. September 1770, Part I 32:02 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
47. September 1770, Part II, Accounts of Savu and Islands Near Savu 22:40 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
48. September 1770, Part III, Accounts of Savu and Islands Near Savu (continue… 31:42 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
49. September 1770, Part IV 5:15 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
50. October 1770 25:52 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
51. November 1770 9:50 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
52. December 1770 4:14 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
53. Some Account of Batavia, Part I 22:13 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
54. Some Account of Batavia, Part II 34:32 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
55. Some Account of Batavia, Part III 35:16 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
56. January 1771 13:14 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
57. Some Account of Princes Island 17:15 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
58. February 1771 3:33 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
59. March 1771 7:40 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
60. April 1771 7:12 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
61. Some Account of the Cape of Good Hope 23:33 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
62. May 1771 5:52 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
63. Some Account of St. Helena 13:44 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
64. June 1771, July 1771 6:54 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan