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Up Coming General Meetings
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In response to the emerging developments with the COVID-19 virus, SSHS has decided to postpone all meetings and events until at least June 2020.
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The story of James Cooks first voyage to the South Pacific Ocean aboard HM Bark Endeavour from 1768 to 1771 is well known but what was the fate of Endeavour after Cook’s successful voyage? Archaeologists from Australia’s National Maritime Museum, together with American Colleges, have been searching the cold waters of Newport Rhode Island attempting to answer this question. This presentation looks at Endeavour’s history after 1771 and the search for her final resting place, a search that is still ongoing but seems to be nearing a successful conclusion. Your speakers, Pam Forbes and Greg Jackson are long term contributors to the Sutherland Shire Historical Society Bulletin. They joined the ANMM as volunteer guides in 2010 and their careers in engineering, teaching and archaeology provide them with a good foundation in maritime heritage. They have participated in excavations and surveys of maritime sites such as shipwrecks, colonial boatyards, watermills, and convict workstations.
Carol McDonald will present The History of Sylvania in Photos at this month's meeting. Carol is the SSHS Archivist and Research Officer and will explaining the significant history of Sylvania in the Shire using our vast resources of photos.