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06-September-2018[Peter Williams}
06-September-2018[Peter Williams}

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Peter Williams / John Huth

The cairn commemorates the 200th anniversary of Captain James Cook's exploration, charting and claiming of the east coast of Australia for the British Empire.  The cairn also houses a time capsule to be opened in 2020.

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:Churchill Street, Millennium Park, Childers, 4660
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.236042
Long: 152.278673
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1770
Approx. Event End Date:1970


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd August, 1970
Front Inscription

This cairn was erected by the citizens of the Isis District

To mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Australia by Captain James Cook.

It houses a time capsule to be opened in the year 2020.

22nd August 1970


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