Banks and Solander search for plants in ‘New Holland’

Crayn, Darren M., and Jago, Robert L. (2022) Banks and Solander search for plants in ‘New Holland’. In: Kirkpatrick, Rod, Kowland, Margaret, Kerr, Ruth, and Donovan, Val, (eds.) Captain Cook in Queensland. The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, pp. 98-121.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only



[Extract] The first circumnavigation of the world, by Lieutenant James Cook in HM Bark Endeavour, is well known as a voyage of geographical discovery. Officially, it was a voyage of scientific discovery in that its main objective was the observation of the Transit of Venus across the sun. ln reality, however, it was as much a voyage of natural history as anything else. That the botanical discoveries rivalled the astronomical and geographical ones was due solely to the influence, ambition and judgement of Sir Joseph Banks in securing passage for an entire natural history crew, and in appointing the remarkable Dr Daniel Solander as his assistant.

Item ID: 77763
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9780645565812
Related URLs:
Copyright Information: © The Royal Historical Society of Queensland. The chapter authors have a license to republish the work without permission of the publisher.
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 03:48
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4302 Heritage, archive and museum studies > 430206 Heritage collections and interpretations @ 70%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310411 Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy @ 30%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 4
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page