When the endeavour set sail on a 'scientific expedition' from Plymouth
in August 1768, only a very few knew the real reason behind its journey.
Mariners of old had brought back strange stories of snow-capped peaks
glimpsed on the southern horizon, or pagan peoples who tipped their
arrows with silver. This was to be a voyage of discovery, a journey into
uncharted waters in search of the fabled Terra Australis