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Cook Bicentenary Fountain : 26-02-2014
Cook Bicentenary Fountain : 26-02-2014

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The fountain commemorates 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`s exploration in Australia was commemorated in Australia in 1970. The British explorer Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook sailed and charted the East Coast of Australia in 1770, and claimed the Eastern Seaboard of the Continent for the British Crown. This is not considered the official bicentenary of Australia, but rather the 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:King Street, Civic Park , Newcastle, 2300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.928333
Long: 151.771944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1770
Approx. Event End Date:1970
Designer:Margel Hinder


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Front Inscription

Captain James Cook Memorial Fountain

To commemorate the Bi-Centenary of his discovery of the east coast of Australia.

1770   1970 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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