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James Cook Statue  Closeup
James Cook Statue Closeup

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A statue commemorates explorer and navigator Captain James Cook.  The monument was donated by BP Australia in 1988 to the people of Cooktown as a bicentennial gift. 

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:Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, Cooktown, 4895
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -15.462222
Long: 145.249722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Monument Designer:Stanley Hammond

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th June, 1988
Front Inscription

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK  
        1728 - 1779
Commander H.M.B. "ENDEAVOUR"
Which Was Beached And Repaired 
Near This Site 17 June - 4 August, 1770

"He Left Nothing Unattempted".

This Statue Was Commissioned By 
BP Australia As A Bicentennial Gift 
To The People Of Cooktown 
And Unveiled By Mr. A. W. Gorrie
 Chairman Of The Board,
Saturday, 25 June 1988.
Sculptor : Stanley Hammond M.B.E.

Source: MA
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