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Captain Cook Cairn
Captain Cook Cairn

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A cairn commemorates the 200th anniversary of Captain James Cook's exploration, charting and claiming of the east coast of Australia for the British Empire.  The cairn also houses a time capsule to be opened in 2020.

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:Churchill Street, Millennium Park, Childers, 4660
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.236111
Long: 152.278611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:1770
Approx. Event End Date:1970

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd August, 1970
Front Inscription

            This Cairn
         Was Erected
                By
The Citizens Of The Isis District
To Mark The 200th Anniversary
Of The Discovery Of Australia
             By
Captain James Cook.

It Houses A Time Capsule
To Be Opened In The Year 2020.

22nd August 1970

 

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