Lost World Of Joseph Banks

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Lost World Of Joseph Banks
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This episodes examines Banks' fragmented and sometimes forgotten legacy, and the mystery behind the final resting place of one of the great collectors, influencers and patrons of the Georgian age.

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Season 1
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'Science and State' looks at Banks', the imperialist and globalist, who fused the worlds of science and state, re-distributed the world's crops, and transformed its landscapes including that of Australia.
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'Empire's Plant Hunter' follows Banks and his companions on their botanical journey of exploration of the eastern coast of Australia, the disastrous loss of life on board the Endeavour in the East Indies and Banks' return to London in 1771, which made him a celebrity.
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'First Contact' follows the Endeavour as it encounters the First Nations peoples of New Zealand and Australia for the first time.
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The first episode of of the documentary, 'A Great Endeavour' looks at Banks' early privileged life as the son of a wealthy landowner who inherited vast estates, and his developing friendship with Swedish botanist, Daniel Solander, who would accompany him on his journey and adventures to the South Seas on board the Endeavou...
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