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A monument 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.

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.'



Address:63 McDonald Parade, Burrill Lake, 2535
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.386588
Long: 150.449231
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:21-April-1770
Actual Event End Date:21-April-1970


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 21st April, 1970
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Shire of Shoalhaven

In commemoration of the 200th. anniversary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook.

A lookout and facilities were developed on Pidgeon House Mountain which was one of the first landmarks sighted from the Ëndeavour"on the 21st. April, 1770

This mountain may be observed to the south-west of this vantage point.

21st April, 1970

Clr. J. E. Hatton  Shire President
R. T. Knowles     Shire Clerk

Source: MA,H
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