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Bicentenary of Captain Cook`s Discovery : 28-September-2012
Bicentenary of Captain Cook`s Discovery : 28-September-2012

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson

The portal was erected to commemorate the bicentenary of Captain James Cook`s exploration of the east coast of Australia 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:Homer Street, Gundagai Historical Museum, Gundagai, 2722
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.066183
Long: 148.107323
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1770
Approx. Event End Date:1770


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th April, 1970
Front Inscription

This Portal Was Erected To
Commemorate The Bi-Centenary
Of Captain Cook`s Discovery Of
The East Coast Of Australia in 1770.
The Material Presented By
The Bank Of New South Wales
Was Originally Part Of Their
Former Gundagai Premises.
         Unveiled By
The Hon. W. F. Sheahan Q.C., L.L.B., M.L.A.,
       18 - 4 - 1970.
     O. I. Bell, President
Gundagai and District Historical Society


Source: MA
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