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The plaque commemorates the bicentenary of the journey by Captain James Cook along the east coast of Australia in 1770. The Endeavour was in the vicinity from the night of the 8th May 1770 till the morning of the 11th May 1770. The plaque was erected by the Toukley Rotary Club. 

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:Soldiers Point Drive, Soldiers Beach, Norah Head, 2263
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.288056
Long: 151.569167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:08-May-1770
Actual Event End Date:11-May-1770


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