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A monument commemorates the two hundredth anniversary of the sighting of the east coast of Australia by Lieutenant James Cook`s exploration in April 1770.

Location

Address:Point Hicks Road, Lighthouse Track, Point Hicks Lighthouse, Tamboon, 3880
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.802761
Long: 149.275607
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:19-April-1770
Actual Event End Date:20-April-1770

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 20th April, 1970
Front Inscription

This Cairn Was Erected
To Celebrate The
Two Hundredth Anniversary
— Of —
Lt. James Cook`s Sighting
Of The Eastern Coast Of Australia

Officially Unveiled By Sir Henry Bolte, K.C.M.G., M.L.A., Premier of Victoria. 20th April 1970

Source: MA,RHSV
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