|BC219E||World Heritage Sites - HM Bark Endeavour with 4 stamps, unsigned (not carried), Whitby P/M||£20.00||Buy Now|
|BC219EF||World Heritage Sites - HM Bark Endeavour with all 8 stamps, unsigned (not carried) Whitby P/M||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC219ES||World Heritage Sites - HM Bark Endeavour, 4 stamps, signed Captain Chris Blake (carried)||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC219EFA||World Heritage Sites - HM Bark Endeavour with all 8 stamps, unsigned. Alternative Whitehaven P/M||£45.00||Buy Now|
|BC219EFS||World Heritage Sites - HM Bark Endeavour, 8 stamps, signed Captain Chris Blake (carried)||£55.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 21/04/2005
Issue Name: World Heritage Sites - HM Bark Endeavour
Producer: Buckingham Covers
HM Bark Endeavour is a exact replica of Captain Cook's ship, a link between Britain and Australian and so a perfect theme for the joint Australian/GB World Heritage sites! Our stunning covers have been a huge hit with collectors. The signed versions were CARRIED aboard HM Bark Endeavour and signed by the Master, Captain Chris Blake OBE.
HM Bark Endeavour
On the 26th August Lieutenant James Cook set sail from England on HMS Endeavour on a voyage that was to make him famous, claiming both New Zealand and Australia for Britain. On board was a team of scientists led by Joseph Banks and the artist Sydney Parkinson. It was these people who introduced the world to Australia's amazine flora and fauna. In April 1770 Endeavour landed at Botany Bay.
In November 2004 HM Bark Endeavour set sail again to Australia arriving in April 2005 at Botany Bay (Sydney) again. By coincidence the joint Great Britian Australia stamp issue is on the 21st April.
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Captain Blake joined the Merchant Navy in 1962 and 13 years later moved to sail training. He has been captain of the Sir Winston Churchill and Malcolm Miller (Great Britain), STS Ji Fung (Hong Kong), STS Leeuwin (Western Australia), STS Kaisei (Japan) and delivery master of STS Young Endeavour, Britain’s bicentennial gift to Australia.