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Professor Iain McCalman Speaks to Media About HMS Endeavour

Professor McCalman chats to the ABC, SBS & more on the credibility of this discovery.

US researchers believe they may have found the remains of HMS Endeavour, the ship on which Captain James Cook first discovered the eastern coastline of Australia, ending long debate on the fate of the famous vessel.

Archaeologists are hopeful they have discovered the ship’s wreck off the coast of Rhode Island, where they believe it was scuttled or deliberately sunk during the American Revolutionary War.

Professor Iain McCalman, Sydney Environment Institute Co-Director, has shared his views on the discovery saying we should be “cautiously optimist” about the find.


Read more of his comments here:

“HMS Endeavour: Discovery of Captain James Cook’s ship set to end wrecking resting place debate”
ABC News online, 5 May 2016
(Prof McCalman also spoke to Richard Glover on 702 ABC Sydney, 3 May 2016)

“Australia unlikely to have claim to wreckage if found to be Endeavour” (Watch video at this link)
SBS, 5 May 2016

“Captain Cook’s long-lost ship HMS Endeavour may have been found”
news.com.au, 3 May 2016

“James Cook’s Famous HMS Endeavour has been hiding in a Rhode Island Harbor since 1778”
The Inquisitr, 3 May 2016

“Mystery surround whereabouts of Captain Cook’s Endeavour ‘finally solved'”
Darlington and Stockton Times, 4 May 2016