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Captain Cook Relief
Captain Cook Relief

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The monument and lighthouse built in 1970 commemorates the 200th anniversary of Captain James Cook's exploration, charting and claiming of the east coast of Australia for the British Empire in 1770. 

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:Tweed Terrace & Boundary Street , Point Danger, Coolangatta, 4225
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.164185
Long: 153.550891
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1970
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Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse

Erected in 1970

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain Cook R.N. commanding H.M. barque " Endeavour ' on its historic " Voyage of Discovery "

1768 - 1771

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