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Cook Centenary Gaslamp : 19-02-2014
Cook Centenary Gaslamp : 19-02-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

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.

Location

Address:Argyle & Lower Fort Streets, Argyle Place Park , Millers Point, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858522
Long: 151.205142
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Approx. Event Start Date:1770
Approx. Event End Date:1970

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Front Inscription

                ARGYLE PLACE PARK
The Three Gas Lamps In This Park Were Presented To 
             THE CITY OF SYDNEY 
                                    By  
        THE AUSTRALIAN GAS LIGHT COMPANY 

To Commemorate The Captain Cook Bicentenary Celebrations 1970

                                                       J.H.Luscombe   
                                                        Town Clerk 

 

Source: MA
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