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The Banks Endeavour – Homage To Science’s Great Panjandrum

The Banks Endeavour – Homage To Science’s Great Panjandrum

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You are invited to contribute to the making of a film The Banks Endeavour highlighting the life and legacy of Sir Joseph Banks founder of Australian gardening

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Fantastic Flora in Australia – Federation to Fifties

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Australia’s architectural and garden styles developed through the imposition of European cultures on the land and its people from Federation to the Fifties.

Survival in the Colony

Survival in the Colony

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Naturalist and botanist Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) advised Australia’s first Governor Phillip about what plants to take to New South Wales to sustain pioneering troops and convicts. He advised they could be obtained en route. Taking corn and wheat seed from England at the Cape of Good Hope Phillip gathered…