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The Captain James Cook Memorial, incorporating the Water Jet and Globe, was constructed by the Commonwealth Government to commemorate the Bicentenary of Captain James Cook`s first sighting of the east coast of Australia.
In 1769, Cook circumnavigated and charted the North and South Islands of New Zealand, sighted the southeast coast of Australia on 19 April 1770, and successfully navigated the Great Barrier Reef. During this voyage, none of his crew died of scurvy. His use of fruit to avoid the disease made him famous in his home country and around the world.
|Address:||Lake Burley Griffin, near Regatta Point, Parkes, 2600|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.29044|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Bunning Madden|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 25th April, 1970|