Church of St George -Captain Cook Memorial Print Page
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.
|Address:||Wasiu Street, Bamaga , 4876|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -10.886432|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1770|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1970|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 18th August, 1970|
CHURCH OF ST. GEORGE
CAPTAIN COOK MEMORIAL
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 2 )
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.