The Explorersâ€™ First Sightings theme celebrates George Stubbsâ€™ 1772 painting of a kangaroo. When Joseph Banks returned to England after Captain Cookâ€™s first Pacific voyage in 1771, little did he know he was carrying what was to become an iconic representation of our great land. He brought with him a kangaroo specimen, and commissioned a painting of the intriguing animal by artist George Stubbs. The kangaroo has been synonymous with Australia ever since.
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