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The tree was planted to commemorate the bicentenary 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:Ryde Road & Matthews Street, Figtree Park, Hunters Hill, 2110
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.832111
Long: 151.142137
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1770
Approx. Event End Date:1970


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au