Celebrations of Captain Cook's legacy

There will be a raft of events to mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook's voyage.
There will be a raft of events to mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook's voyage.

EVENTS IN 2020 TO MARK THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF CAPTAIN COOK'S EXPEDITION TO AUSTRALIA:

* Canberra's Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies will work on a project to repatriate objects belonging to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in 1770-1788.

* The Australian Maritime Museum, National Museum of Australia and National Library of Australia will host a digital platform with educational material about Cook's voyage and interactive videos/games.

* A replica of HMS Endeavour will sail around Australia, stopping at 39 locations.

* The Australian Maritime Museum will also run exhibits on Indigenous resistance to colonialism, Torres Strait Islander star navigation and Endeavour botanist Daniel Solander.

* The National Museum of Australia in Canberra will run a series of events from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives about Cook's arrival.

* Kamay Botany Bay National Park in NSW, where Captain Cook first landed, will be upgraded and a new monument will be erected at the mooring site of the HMS Endeavour, at a cost of 50 million.

* Cooktown in Queensland, where the Endeavour took refuge after being damaged, will host music, food and marine life festivals.

Australian Associated Press