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25-July-2014
25-July-2014

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A monument commemorates the first European sighting of the Kangaroo, by members of Lieutenant James Cook`s crew in June 1770.

Location

Address:Hope Street, Grassy Hill Lookout , Cooktown, 4895
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -15.461088
Long: 145.254764
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Approx. Event Start Date:June-1770
Approx. Event End Date:June-1770

Dedication

Front Inscription

Endeavour River June 1770

Lt. James Cook And The Men On
H.M.S. Endeavour, Were The First
Europeans Ever To Sight The Kangaroos.

"Observed, Amazed, Described,
Sketched, Shot, Eaten And Named
Kangaroo !! 

With Appreciation, Australia
Gisela Hunter

Source: MA
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