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Pelican Waters QLD - Street Names
Penbroke Avenue

In March 1768 the 368-ton bark Earl of Pembroke was purchased by the Royal Navy, refitted, and given the name 
H.M.B Endeavour. Lt. James Cook commanded the ship on its expedition to Tahiti to observe the 1769 transit of Venus across the sun. 

It was on this voyage (1768-1771) that Cook mapped, landed on and claimed, in the name of King George III, the entire eastern part of the Australian continent.

After Cook’s voyage the Endeavour became a store-ship, making three journeys to the Falkland Islands. 

The Royal Navy sold the Endeavour in 1775 for ₤645, and she then served as a collier in the North Sea. In 1790, 

Captain William Hayden of Massachusetts bought the Endeavour as a whaling ship, registering her under French colours as La Liberte.

In 1793 she ran aground in Newport and was subsequently sold off and broken up. 

Earl of Pembroke


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