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05-September-1987 (Peter F Williams)
05-September-1987 (Peter F Williams)

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Clive Muchamore

The monument commemorates the landing and naming of Norfolk Island by Captain James Cook in 1774.

A memorial to Captain Cook, the discoverer of Norfolk Island, will be unveiled at Duncombe Bay, Norfolk Island, by Mrs. J. D. Mc Comish, on July 10.  Mrs. McComish is the widow of Captain McComish, whose researches revealed the spot at which Cook landed. The memorial is an obelisk cairn of random rubble standing on and capped by cement. The cairn was erected as a result of public subscription on the island, supplemented by the Royal Australian Historical Society and by the Australian Government.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 
2 July 1953.


Address:Duncombe Bay Road, Norfolk Island National Park, Norfolk Island, 2899
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.00278
Long: 167.943918
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:10-October-1774
Actual Event End Date:10-October-1774


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 10th July, 1953
Front Inscription

Captain James Cook R.N.

On his second voyage around the world discovered and named this Island 
Norfolk Isle
Landing in the vicinity of this point on 10th of October 1774.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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