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The monument commemorates the place where Captain James Cook first attempted a landing in 1770.

The original monument was erected by the Rotary Club of Bulli in 1970 and consisted of a granite tablet on a brick wall. It has now been upgraded with a sandstone capping and ceramic tiles, designed and created by Wombarra’s Michael Keighery. 

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:Kurraba Road, Collins Point, Woonona, 2517
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.347371
Long: 150.922687
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:28-April-1770
Actual Event End Date:28-April-1770


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
Front Inscription

Near this spot Captain James Cook first attempted landing in Australia

28th April 1970

Rotary Club of Bulli



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