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Ngalda ngadja: A conference to honour two cultures

May 23, 2020, 8:15 AM – 4:00 PM

Ngalda Ngadja – “you and I” in the Chepara Yugarapul language of the people of the Moreton Bay Region

A conference to honour two cultures – The commemoration of Captain James Cook Rn – His HMS Endeavour voyage along the coast of the Chepara people

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland commemorates the 250 anniversary of  Captain Cook's voyage with a series of conferences in Brisbane , 1770 and Cooktown. The Brisbane conference will take place in the auditorium of the State Library of Queensland, registration from 8:15, start 9:00 The conference dinner will be at the Tattersal’s Club  from 6:30pm

Proudly supported by the Queensland Government,  organized by The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, The National Trust of Australia (QLD), The Queensland Maritime Museum. The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland.

Speakers at the conference:

  • Phil Benjamin: An Enduring Material Archive – the Numismatics of Captain Cook 
  • Heather Clarke: Dancing on  the Endeavour
  • Captain John Dikkenberg: Operating he Endeavour
  • Simon Farley: Priceless Value of Marginalia
  • Richard Ferguson:  Cook’s Material Heritage
  • Gordon Guymer: The Endeavour’s Botany Legacy
  • Mr Michael Halliday:  Cook’s Secret Instructions Susannah Helman: Cook and Queensland
  • Dr James Hunter & Kieran Hosty: Locating the remnants of the Endeavour in Rhode Island Bay
  • Ruth Kerr: Parkinson’s Notebooks
  • Professor John Maynard- Aboriginal Perspective
  • John Pearn:  The Transit of Venus
  • Tim Roberts and William Westall: Art of the Endeavour
  • Peter Rout:  HMS Endeavour
  • Stephen Sheaffe: Cook the Legend - a Fantasy
  • Kathrine Wiltshire: The Language of the Chépara People
  • Michael White: First Contact in Australia – the Royal Navy Perspective

Plan Your Visit


State Library of Queensland,Stanley Place, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4101

Event Date and Time

23 May from 8.15am to 4.00pm


07 3221 4198