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Captain Cook Monument : June 2014
Captain Cook Monument : June 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A monument 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. 

It also commemorates the official opening of the Access Road to North Brother Mountain. Captain Cook named "the Brothers" on 12 May 1770 for their resemblance to mountains in his native Yorkshire.

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:Captain Cook Bicentenary Road, North Brother Mountain, Laurieton, 2443
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.657676
Long: 152.777807
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 29th April, 1970
Front Inscription

Hastings Shire Council

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook R.N.

And the official opening of the access road to North Brother Mountain, which was named by Captain Cook on his voyage of discovery.

This plaque was unveiled by W. D. Muir Esq., Dip. For. Commissioner for Forests, N.S.W. on 29th April, 1970

J. R. Andrews  President
T. S. Gilbert     Shire Clerk

 

Source: MA
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Exploration
Exploration
Settlement
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