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03-August-2015
03-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Stephen Woods

Cairn has a plaque with an extract of Captain Cook`s journal explaining the naming of the headlands.

This area was first documented by Captain Cook in 1770, when he found the coastline from off-shore was distinguished by three prominent headlands. He imaginatively named them First Point, Second Point (Mourawaring Point at the Southern end of MacMasters Beach), and Third Point (Bombi Point south of Little Beach).

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:Del Monte Place, Captain Cook Lookout, Copacabana, 2251
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.487778
Long: 151.443889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:1770
Approx. Event End Date:1770
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Exploration
Exploration
Settlement
Settlement
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