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27-April-2017
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A monument commemorates the 200th anniversary of the sighting from the Endeavour of Pidgeon House Mountain.

Captain James Cook named the mountain because it resembled a square dovehouse with a dome on top.

Location

Address:63 McDonald Parade, Burrill Lake, 2535
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.386588
Long: 150.449231
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:21-April-1770
Actual Event End Date:21-April-1970

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 21st April, 1970
Front Inscription

Shire of Shoalhaven

In commemoration of the 200th. anniversary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook.

A lookout and facilities were developed on Pidgeon House Mountain which was one of the first landmarks sighted from the Ëndeavour"on the 21st. April, 1770

This mountain may be observed to the south-west of this vantage point.

21st April, 1970

Clr. J. E. Hatton  Shire President
R. T. Knowles     Shire Clerk

Source: MA,H
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