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Captain Cook Memorial Plaque
Captain Cook Memorial Plaque

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A plaque unveiled on Trinity Sunday in 1988 as part of the Mulgrave Shire Bicentennial Project, commemorates Captain Cook's voyage of exploration in 1770 during which Banks and Solander catalogued plants which are now growing in the median strip of Trinity Beach Road. 

The Bicentenary was celebrated in 1988 to commemorate 200 years of permanent settlement in Australia. 

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:Trinity Beach Road, Coastwatcher Park, Trinity Beach, 4879
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.789747
Long: 145.693058
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 29th May, 1988
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A Mulgrave Shire Bicentennial Project

The unveiling of this plaque on Trinity Sunday, 29th May 1988 by MR. R. McKauge M.B.E. D.S.C. V.R.D. and MR. A. Scanlan commemorates the epic voyage of Captain James Cook in 1770 during which Banks and Solander catalogued the plants now growing in the median strip of Trinity Beach Road 


Source: MA
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