06 Apr 2010
Having reached Watsons Bay, we turned back and finally arrived at our mooring in Athol Bight. The voyage crew were then able to take refuge on the mess deck for the first talk from one of two guest speakers from the Royal Botanic Gardens. Catherine Wardrop, a botanical illustrator, spoke about the skill and detail involved when recording botanical specimens and the work done by Sydney Parkinson, one of the artists on Cook’s Endeavour. She also discussed the publication of ‘The Florilegium’ of Cook, Banks and Parkinson, a portfolio of botanical illustrations from the Endeavour voyage.