Dome at Dusk: Magellan, Drake and the race to circumnavigate

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Abraham Ortelius, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Antwerp, Ant. Coppenium Diesth, 1574) Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria
16 May 2019, 6:00pm6:30pm
Location Dome Galleries, Level 4
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Race around the world with two intrepid navigators, Ferdinand Magellan and Francis Drake.

This year is the 500th anniversary of Portuguese explorer Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe – but because he died on the voyage some dispute whether his journey constitutes a true circumnavigation, and give the honour instead to Drake, Queen Elizabeth I’s romantic naval hero.

Explore the claims of both men, and hear swashbuckling tales of their daring 16th-century voyages around the globe.