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29-July-2015
29-July-2015

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

Head of a pillar from the original parish church of Marton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire where Cook was baptised was presented by the parish to the State of Victoria in 1970, as part of commemorations of the Bicentenary of Cook's explorations of the east coast of Australia.

Location

Address:Wellington Parade, Fitzroy Gardens, Captain Cook Cottage, East Melbourne, 3002
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.814424
Long: 144.979443
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Front Inscription

"THIS HEAD OF A PILLAR IS FROM
THE ORIGINAL PARISH CHURCH OF
MARTON-IN-CLEVELAND, YORKSHIRE,
WHERE ON 2ND NOVEMBER 1728,
'JAMES, YE  SON OF JAMES COOK,
LABOURER', WAS BAPTISED.

IT WAS PRESENTED BY THAT PARISH
COUNCIL TO THE STATE OF VICTORIA
IN 1970." 

 

Source: MED,VMR, RHSV, MA
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