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Globe: 17-March-2015
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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.

Captain James Cook claimed the whole of the east coast of Australia for Great Britain on 22 August 1770, naming eastern Australia, 'New South Wales.'
 

Location

Address:Lake Burley Griffin, near Regatta Point, Parkes, 2600
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.29044
Long: 149.129599
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Monument Designer:Bunning Madden

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 1970
Source: MA
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