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20-October-2018
20-October-2018
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The plaque commemorates the 200th anniversary of Captain James Cook's exploration, charting and claiming of the east coast of Australia for the British Empire in 1770., and also the Rural Youth State Conference held in Yeppoon in 1970.

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:Normanby Street, Beaman Park, Yeppoon, 4703
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.128465
Long: 150.746784
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd May, 1970
Front Inscription

1770 - 1970

To commemorate Cpt. Cook`s Bi-Centenary and Rural Youth State Conference

Yeppoon

2 - 5 - 1970

Erected by -
The Rural Youth Organisation of Qld.

Source: MA
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