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Watch the video clip on the Endeavour Journal and answer these questions about the National Treasure featured.


What does this object help me understand about Australian history and heritage?


  1. Describe the object.

  2. Where is it located?

  3. What does the video clip tell you about:

    •  why Cook was in the area
    •  why his voyage was such an achievement
    •  why this voyage is so important to Australia today.

  4. What was this book's main role in Australian history?

  5. What are the main reasons it is considered a National Treasure?

  6. Warren Brown's narrative does not raise any issues about how Indigenous Australians might see Cook's voyage. What issues might they raise?

  7. Look at the way Warren Brown has depicted the object in his cartoon. What message or meaning is he suggesting about the object?

  8. What does this object tell us about being Australian?

  9. Is this object important in your life today? Explain your answer.

  10. How can you now answer the focus question?

You might like now to explore the Warren Brown cartoon of the Endeavour Journal featured in the video clip.

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