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Captain Cook Cairn
Captain Cook Cairn

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A cairn commemorates the voyage of Captain James Cook who sailed past the headland in May 1770. The cairn was erected in the bicentenary year of his voyage. 

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:Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, 4572
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.674722
Long: 153.114722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Actual Event STart Date:17-May-1770
Actual Event End Date:17-May-1770

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Front Inscription

THIS CAIRN
Is Dedicated To The Memory Of
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK 
Who Sailed Past This Headland On His
Voyage Of Discovery On The 17th May 1770.

Erected By 
Mooloolaba Alexandra Headland 
Progress Association

BI-CENTENARY YEAR 1970.

Source: MA
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