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The monument 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.

The Bicentenary of James Cook in Australia was commemorated in Autralia in 1970. The British explorer Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook charted the east coast of Australia in 1770, and claimed the eastern seaboard of the continent for the British Crown. It was not considered the official bicentenary of Australia, but rather the bicentenary of the first 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:63 McDonald Parade, Burrill Lake, 2535
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.386588
Long: 150.449231
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:21-April-1770
Actual Event End Date:21-April-1970


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 21st April, 1970
Front Inscription


In Commemoration Of The 200th. Anniversary Of
The Discovery Of The East Coast Of Australia
By Captain James Cook. A Lookout And Facilities
Were Developed On Pidgeon House Mountain
Which Was One Of The First Landmarks Sighted
From The "Endeavour" On The 21st. April, 1770

This Mountain May Be Observed To The South-West
             Of This Vantage Point.

                 21st April, 1970

Clr. J. E. Hatton  Shire President
R. T. Knowles     Shire Clerk

Source: MA,H
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