Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society (PRS), botanist, 1800s. Artist: Thomas Philips
Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society (PRS), botanist, 1800s. Banks travelled to Newfoundland in 1766 on an expedition to collect plants. Between 1768 and 1771 he made a round the world voyage alongside Captain James Cook on the ship, The Endeavour. He also travelled to the Hebrides and Iceland. In 1778 he became president of the Royal Society, a post he kept for 41 years. He established the African Association, and played an important part in the foundation of the colony of New South Wales, Australia.
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