About this project

About the Author

New Endeavour is a personal voyage of exploration by NESTA Fellow Dr Bob Bloomfield. Bob aims to revisit each of the  major points of science research and observation of the landfalls of the voyage of the Endeavour, over the same three year period, in the same seasons. The re-encounters are opportunities to explore the context, the science and natural history of the voyage and seek a new perspective.


New Endeavour has been made possible through the fellowship programme of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts. NESTA has supported Dr Bob Bloomfield, a scientist and natural history communicator, in retracing the first Pacific expedition made by Captain Cook.



I would like to thank all of those who have supported this work and in particular:

  • Dame Bridget Ogilvie, London, UK
  • Rick Hall, London, UK
  • The botanists of The Natural History Museum, London, UK
  • Rui and Christina da Silva, Funchal, Madeira
  • Regan Bruni, Jardim Botanico, Rio di Janeiro, Brazil
  • Iris Peralta and Claudio Galmarini, Mendosa, Argentina
  • Herbario Ruiz Leal, National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Sebastian Arrebola, Eduardo Miserendino and Emilio Girardet, Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Lcdr Marcos Henson & Lt Robert Tramandoni, Armada del Sud, Ushuaia, Argentina
  • The Museo del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia
  • Titaua Schenck, Punuaia, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Ina Tali, Savu Indonesia
  • Pat Shone, London UK

My loving wife Ania for her patience



Please send any comments or enquiries about New Endeavour to contact@newendeavour.com