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12-March-2018
12-March-2018
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The plaque commemorates the discovery of Norfolk Island by Captain James Cook in October 1774.

 

Location

Address:Quality Row, Administration Building, Norfolk Island, 2899
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.055325
Long: 167.958301
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:10-October-1774
Actual Event End Date:10-October-1774

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th October, 1974
Front Inscription

This plaque commemorates the discovery of Norfolk Island on 10 October 1774 by Captain James Cook, R.N., F.R.S., in the "Resolution" during his second voyage around the world.

Unveiled on 12 October 1974 by the Honourable E. G. Whitlam, Q.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Australia during the Bi-Centenary Celebrations in 1974.

 

Source: MA
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