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Cook Centenary Gaslamp : 19-02-2014
Cook Centenary Gaslamp : 19-02-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Three gas lamps were placed in Argyle Place Park in 1970 to commemorate the bicentenary of Captain Cook`s exploration of the east coast of Australia in 1770.

The Captain Cook bicentenary was commemorated in Australia in 1970. The British explorer Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook sailed and charted the East Coast of Australia in 1770, and claimed the Eastern Seabord of the Continent for the British Crown. This is not considered the official bicentenary of Australia, but rather the mapping of the Eastern coastline.

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:Argyle & Lower Fort Streets, Argyle Place Park , Millers Point, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858362
Long: 151.205128
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1770
Approx. Event End Date:1970


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Front Inscription

               ARGYLE PLACE PARK
The Three Gas Lamps In This Park Were Presented To
                 The City Of Sydney
The Australian Gaslight Company
To Commemorate The Captain Cook Bicentenary Celebrations 1970
                      J. H. Luscombe  Town Clerk


Source: MA
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