Sir Joseph Banks

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Illustration

Kim Martins
by National Portrait Gallery
published on 31 December 2021
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English naturalist and botanist, Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820). He sailed on Captain James Cook's first great voyage (1768–1771), visiting Brazil, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia, returning to immediate fame in Britain. Banks was a strong advocate for the British settlement in New South Wales and colonisation of Australia, and a supporter of Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), British navigator and cartographer.

Portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) c. 1771-1773.

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Gallery, N. P. (2021, December 31). Sir Joseph Banks. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15078/sir-joseph-banks/

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