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Three gas lamps were placed in Argyle Place Park in 1970 to commemorate the bicentenary of Captain Cook`s discovery of the east coast of Australia in 1770.
The Captain Cook bicentenary was commemorated in Australia in 1970. The British explorer Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook sailed and charted the East Coast of Australia in 1770, and claimed the Eastern Seabord of the Continent for the British Crown. This is not considered the official bicentenary of Australia, but rather the mapping of the Eastern coastline.
|Address:||Argyle & Lower Fort Streets, Argyle Place Park , Millers Point, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.858522|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1770|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1970|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1970|
ARGYLE PLACE PARK
The Three Gas Lamps In This Park Were Presented To
THE CITY OF SYDNEY
THE AUSTRALIAN GAS LIGHT COMPANY
To Commemorate The Captain Cook Bicentenary Celebrations 1970