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(Diane Watson)
(Diane Watson)

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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.'



Address:Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, 4572
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.674722
Long: 153.114722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:17-May-1770
Actual Event End Date:17-May-1770


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
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This cairn is dedicated to the memory of Captain James Cook who sailed past this headland on his voyage of discovery on 17th. May, 1770.

Erected By Mooloolaba - Alexandra Headland Progress Association

Bi-Centenary Year 1970.

Source: MA
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