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James Cook Statue  Detail
James Cook Statue Detail

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The statue commemorates explorer and navigator Captain James Cook.  It was donated by BP Australia in 1988 to the people of Cooktown as a bicentennial gift. 

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:Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, Cooktown, 4895
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -15.462222
Long: 145.249722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Designer:Stanley Hammond


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th June, 1988
Front Inscription

Captain James Cook  
1728 - 1779

Commander H.M.B. "Endeavour" which was beached and repaired near this site 17 June - 4 August, 1770

"He left nothing unattempted".

This statue was commissioned by BP Australia as a Bicentennial gift to the people of Cooktown and unveiled by Mr. A. W.  Gorrie Chairman of the Board,

Saturday, 25 June 1988.

Sculptor : Stanley Hammond M.B.E.

Source: MA
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