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ENDEAVOUR at Darling Harbour

Date: 1988-1990
Overall: 540 x 800 mm
Display Dimensions: 510 x 760 mm
Medium: Oil, canvas, framed
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00000375
Related Place:Darling Harbour,

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    An oil painting by Jack Earl depicting the replica of ENDEAVOUR moored at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour, Sydney.
    The Australian-built replica of James Cook's HMB ENDEAVOUR is one of the world's most accurate maritime replica vessels.

    SignificanceThis painting depicts the ENDEAVOUR replica at its home port in Sydney, Australia. It is a testament to the dedication and skill of those involved in the construction of the vessel and to Jack Earl, who contributed so much to sailing in Australia and to maritime art.
    HistoryConstruction of the ENDEAVOUR replica began in 1988 and the ship was launched five years later. Since then, the vessel has sailed over 170,000 nautical miles twice around the world, visited 29 countries and many Pacific islands, and opened as a museum in 116 ports. The ship has been part of ythe Australian National Maritime Museum since 2005 and thousands of visitors come on board each year to see how Captain Cook and his men lived during their epic voyage in 1768.

    The painter of this image was Jack Earl. He was a well known Sydney maritime artist and an advocate of constructing an ENDEAVOUR replica to be moored at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
    Jack Earl was better known however as a highly skilled and passionate sailor. He was a founder of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race and of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. His boat, the KATHLEEN GILLETT, is now part of the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM collectio, havcing been presented by the Norwegian government as a bicentennial gift to Australia.

    Jack Earl sailed KATHLEEN GILLETT in the first Sydney-Hobart race in 1945. Two years later, the ketch (named after Earl's wife) circumnavigated the globe, only the second Australian yacht to do so.

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