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Cook Bicentenary Fountain : 26-02-2014
Cook Bicentenary Fountain : 26-02-2014

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Captain James Cook Memorial Fountain commemorates the bicentenary of Captain Cook’s discovery of the eastern coast of Australia in 1770.

The Bicentenary of James Cook in Australia was commemorated in Australia in 1970. The British explorer Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook sailed and charted the East Coast of Australia in 1770, and claimed the Eastern Seaboard of the Continent for the British Crown. This is not considered the official bicentenary of Australia, but rather the mapping of the Eastern coastline.

 

Location

Address:King Street, Civic Park , Newcastle, 2300
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.928333
Long: 151.771944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Approx. Event Start Date:1770
Approx. Event End Date:1970
Monument Designer:Margel Hinder

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Front Inscription

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

To Commemorate The Bi-Centenary Of His
Discovery Of The East Coast Of Australia.

          1770                  1970 

Source: MA
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