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An anchor commemorates bicentenary of Captain Cook`s voyage and also the part played by maritime services in the region.

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-1770


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 22nd April, 1970
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Shire of Eurobodalla

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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