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Captain James Cook : 30-July-2011
Captain James Cook : 30-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

A cairn commemorates the bi-centenary of Captain James Cook's exploration, charting and claiming of the east coast of Australia for the British Empire and his visit to this part of the Queensland coast.   

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:Rigby Street, Borello Park, Lucinda, 4850
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.525194
Long: 146.333714
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:08-June-1770
Actual Event End Date:08-June-1770

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th May, 1970
Front Inscription

CAPTAIN COOK BI-CENTENARY

On 8th June 1770 Captain James Cook sailed
these waters in the H.M.S. Endeavour on
his voyage of discovery of Australia.

Hillock Point to the north, and the Palm 
Islands a few miles east of this spot were
named by Cook, and the Palm Islands were
visited by a landing party from the ship.

This cairn was placed on 30th May, 1970

Donated by CSR Co. Ltd.

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