Photographer's Note

I took this photo on my Minolta SLR (way before I had digital). So it's scanned from a print with a little cropping.

She doesn't often visit Mooloolaba and when she came she was open for inspection. My mother volunteered as a guide, so spent quite a while on her. She is very cramped below decks and only chldren didn't need to stoop. Imagine spending 3 years (the length of Cook's voyage when he discovered Australia) on her with 95 other people.

About the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme (YEYS)
YEYS began when the magnificent sail training ship STS Young Endeavour was given to the people of Australia as a Bicentennial gift from the United Kingdom back in 1988.

And what a brilliant present it's proved to be! Since then over 8,500 young Australians aged 16 - 23 have already taken part in voyages all around Australia and some overseas (NZ).
They offer around 20 voyages each year with a youth crew of 24 and 9 specially trained Royal Australian Navy crew. The Young Endeavour voyages depart and arrive from all over the East Coast of Australia and Tasmania including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Mackay, Hamilton Island, Geelong and Burnie.

James Cook's HM Bark Endeavour was formerly Whitby cat collier Earl of Pembroke
They were box shaped merchant sailing ships designed to carry coal and timber. Their flat bottoms allowed the ships to be driven onto a river flat or beach at high tide, loaded or unloaded at low tide, then floated off again. This was how Cook and his men repaired Endeavour after running aground off east coast of New Holland (on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia) in 1770.
That very interesting story can be found here:

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