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Whitby Stone Inscription
Whitby Stone Inscription

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A monument and park commemorates Captain James Cook who sailed past Moreton Island in the Endeavour in May 1770.

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:Prince Edward Parade, Captain Cook Park, Redcliffe, 4020
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.223889
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:May-1970
Front Inscription

CAPTAIN COOK PARK

Dedicated In Honour Of CAPTAIN JAMES COOK R.N. Who Sailed Past Moreton Island In The ENDEAVOUR On The 17th May 1770 

This Memorial Unveiled By His Worship The Mayor ALD. C. E. KROLL

MAY 1970

Source: MA
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