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18-April-2015
18-April-2015

Photographs supplied by John Huth

A street lamp commemorates the 200th anniversary of Captain James Cook's exploration, charting and claiming of the east coast of Australia for the British Empire in 1770. 

Captain James Cook claimed the whole of the east coast of Australia for Great Britain on 22 August 1770, naming eastern Australia, 'New South Wales.'

 

Location

Address:Jordan Terrace, Miegunyah, Bowen Hills, 4006
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.445382
Long: 153.041501
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Front Inscription

Q. W. H. A.
Captain James Cook R. N.
Bi-Centenary Memorial 1970

 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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