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The anchor commemorates bicentenary of Captain Cook`s voyage which passed by the area on the 22nd April 1770. It also plays the part played by maritime services in the region during the early days of settlement.

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:Annetts Parade, Mossy Point, 2537
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.83848
Long: 150.18529
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:22-April-1770
Actual Event End Date:22-April-1970


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 22nd April, 1970
Front Inscription


This Anchor, Raised From The Tomaga River
Where It Had Served As An Aid To Navigation
During The Early Part Of This Century, Was
Erected By The Eurobodalla Shire Council
With The Help Of Public Subscription To
Commemorate The Bi-Centenary Of Captain
Cook`s Historic Voyage Of Discovery Along
The N.S.W. Coastline, Passing Tomhahgan
(The Aboriginal Name For The River) On
This Day 200 Years Ago. It Also Recalls
The Significant Part Played By The
Maritime Services In The Development Of
This Region In The Early Days Of Settlement.

         A. E. Fenning, Shire President,
                    22 April 1970


Source: MA
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