Endeavour: Eight days in Kamay

A website that includes 7-10 teaching and learning activities for exploring the eight days English vessel HMB Endeavour spent in Kamay, Botany Bay during 1788.

In 1770, the English vessel HMB Endeavour spent eight days in Kamay Botany Bay - the first encounter between Europeans and the inhabitants of the east coast of this continent.

On this site you will find:

  • ways to explore Aboriginal knowledge and histories highlighted alongside European perspectives through diverse K-11 student-centred learning activities
  • links to videos, historic documents, images and other material from institutions and collections worldwide.


  • stories from before this first contact and the eight days in Kamay
  • learning activities by year or topic.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from History K-10 (2012) Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

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