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Church of St George : 23-07-2013
Church of St George : 23-07-2013

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The Church of St George was erected in thanksgiving for God's blessing and in memory of Captain James Cook who landed on nearby Possession Island on the 22nd August 1770. Possession Island is a small island in the Torres Strait Islands group off the coast of far northern Queensland, Australia.

During his first voyage of discovery Captain James Cook sailed northwards along the east coast of Australia, landing at Botany Bay. Reaching the tip of Queensland, he named and landed on Possession Island, just before sunset on Wednesday 22 August 1770, and declared the coast British territory in the name of King George III.

 

Location

Address:Wasiu Street, Bamaga , 4876
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -10.886432
Long: 142.389776
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Approx. Event Start Date:1770
Approx. Event End Date:1970

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 18th August, 1970
Front Inscription

CHURCH OF ST. GEORGE
CAPTAIN COOK MEMORIAL

Plaque :

THIS CHURCH OF SAINT GEORGE, BAMAGA  IS ERECTED IN THANKSGIVING FOR GOD'S BLESSING IN CREATION AND PRESERVATION AND IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK WHO LANDED AT NEARBY POSSESSION ISLAND ON 22 AUGUST 1770.

THIS TABLET WAS UNVEILED BY MARCUS - ARCHBISHOP OF SYDNEY 18 AUGUST 1970.
ERIC - BISHOP OF CARPENTARIA.  EDDIE MOSBY - PRIEST ADIRUIAM ADIDI and JERRY WASIU - CHURCHWARDENS 

Plaque :

IN GRATITUDE FOR THE HELP RECEIVED FROM THE AUSTRALIAN BOARD OF MISSIONS
THE QUEENSLAND DEPARTMENT OF ABORIGINAL AND ISLAND AFFAIRS THROUGH MESSRS. P.J.KILLORAN ( DIRECTOR) AND R.TRUNDLE & J. WILKINSON (MANAGERS AT BAMAGA DURING THE BUILDING)
THE BUILDING BROTHERHOOD OF THE DIOCESE (JOHN KAINES AND HARRY ALLEN ) AND ALL OTHERS

THIS TABLET WAS UNVEILED ON THE DAY OF DEDICATION 14TH OCTOBER 1972.

 

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