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Monument erected by the Byron Shire Council to commemorate the bicentenaryof the landing of Captain Cook in Australia in 1770.

Captain James Cook sailed northward along this coastline in HMS Endeavour.  Byron Bay was named by Captain James Cook as he sailed up the coast in 1770. Captain Cook named Cape Byron after Vice-Admiral John Byron who was the grandfather of the famous 19th century poet, Lord Byron.

Location

Address:Lighthouse Road, Cape Byron Headland Reserve Car Park, Byron Bay, 2481
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.642037
Long: 153.625939
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:15-May-1770
Actual Event End Date:15-May-1770

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
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