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Captain Cook Memorial Plaque
Captain Cook Memorial Plaque

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A plaque unveiled on Trinity Sunday in 1988 as part of the Mulgrave Shire Bicentennial Project, commemorates Captain Cook's voyage of exploration in 1770 during which Banks and Solander catalogued plants which are now growing in the median strip of Trinity Beach Road. 

The Bicentenary was celebrated in 1988 to commemorate 200 years of permanent settlement in Australia. 

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:Trinity Beach Road, Coastwatcher Park, Trinity Beach, 4879
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.789747
Long: 145.693058
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 29th May, 1988
Front Inscription

A MULGRAVE SHIRE 
BICENTENNIAL PROJECT
The Unveiling Of This Plaque On 
TRINITY SUNDAY, 29TH MAY 1988 
                By 

MR.R.McKAUGE M.B.E. D.S.C. V.R.D. 
              And 
MR.A.SCANLAN

Commemorates The Epic Voyage Of Captain James Cook in 1770 
During Which Banks And Solander Catalogued The Plants 
Now Growing In The Median Strip Of Trinity Beach Road 

 

Source: MA
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