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South American Barby in Kurnell on 30th March

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South American Barby in Kurnell on 30th March

Kurnell is the place where Captain James Cook landed on 29 April 1770, making the first contact with the original inhabitants of the area, the Gweagal Aborigines whilst navigating his way up the East Coast of Australia on Endeavour. Captain Cook along with his crew stayed at Kurnell for a period of eight days. During their visit, they collected botanical specimens, mapped the area and tried to make contact (unsuccessfully) with the indigenous population. When Cook reported back to England he said that the land was suitable for agriculture and was lightly wooded. Sketch below - H.D. Sporing :Breaking Wave, Matavai...

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