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Elizabeth Cook Memorial Fountain
Elizabeth Cook Memorial Fountain

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The Fountain commemorates the life of Mrs Elizabeth Cook (1742-1835), wife of the famous navigator Captain James Cook. The fountain is believed to be the only monument in the world dedicated to Captain Cook's wife and is a monument to her formidable courage and character. The fountain was donated by the Sutherland Shire's Bicentenary Women's Committee. 

Elizabeth Cook, who, when she died in Clapham at the age of 93 years in May 1835, had outlived her husband, all of her children, and most of her friends and relatives. She lived in virtual widowhood throughout most of her married life because her husband spent most of their marriage at sea. 


Address:President Avenue & Kareena Road, E.G.Waterhouse Camellia Gardens, Caringbah South, 2229
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.042081
Long: 151.111954
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 27th February, 1971
Front Inscription

The Council of the Shire of Sutherland 


      Switched On, 
February 27 1971 By 
Councillor (Mrs) J.M.Manuel 
Deputy Shire President 
       On Behalf Of 
Shire Women's Organisations 
     As A Tribute To 
The Wife Of Captain James Cook

Source: MA
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