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Forby Sutherland Memorial Park
Forby Sutherland Memorial Park

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A park commemorates the men of the Endeavour who entered Botany Bay in 1770. The park is named after Forby Sutherland, a crew member of the Endeavour who died in 1770 and after whom the Shire is named. The garden was established in 1970 and officially opened in 1971. 

Sutherland Shire is known as the `Birthplace of modern Australia`, as Kurnell (now a suburb of the Shire) was the first landing site on the east coast of Australia by James Cook. He went ashore on 29 April, 1770 at a spot now within the Captain Cook`s Landing Place, part of the Botany Bay National Park. For eight days he and his scientists, seamen and marines explored and mapped the area. One of his crew, Forby Sutherland, died there and was buried on the shore. Cook named a nearby headland Point Sutherland after him.

Location

Address:Old Princes Highway & Eton Street, Forby Sutherland Memorial Park, Sutherland, 2232
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.029825
Long: 151.059478
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Front Inscription
THE FORBY SUTHERLAND GARDEN

ESTABLISHED IN 1970 TO HONOUR THE MEN OF THE ENDEAVOUR WHEN IT ENTERED BOTANY BAY IN 1770

THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE GARDEN BY COUNCILLOR M.F.KEANE J.P. ON THE 29TH AUGUST, 1971
Source: MA
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