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Captain Cook Plaque
Captain Cook Plaque
Photographs supplied by Appin Historical Society

A garden, constructed in 1970 by Wollondilly Shire Council, commemorates the 200th anniversary of Captain James Cook's exploration, charting and claiming of the east coast of Australia for the British Empire in 1770.

A metal plaque is mounted on two boulders in a paved sandstone area. There is no fountain but there is a small garden. The plaque was stolen many years ago but was recovered and is now in storage. The plaque will be returned to its original position sometime in the future. 

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:Market Street & Appin Road, Appin, 2560
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.199444
Long: 150.788056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1770
Approx. Event End Date:1770


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
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This fountain and garden was constructed by Wollondilly Shire Council to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the discovery and exploration of the east coast of Australia by Capt. James Cook in 1770


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