Fifteen years after his death, Ray Parkin's in-depth appraisal of the Endeavour has been reissued

By Mark Thomas
May 23 2020 - 12:00am

H.M.S. Bark Endeavour usually squeezes into the front rank of famous vessels, whether they be "Nautilus" or "Titanic", "Argo" or "Mayflower", "Bounty" or "Hispaniola". That fame adjusts for the fact that the ship's captain missed the entrance to Sydney Harbour, over-rated the allure of Botany Bay and crashed his ship into the Barrier Reef.

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