Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Kurnell, Captain Cook Memorial Obelisk

The Captain Cook Memorial Obelisk sits behind Silver Beach in the Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell. Captain James Cook was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer whose expedition became the first recorded European one to navigate and map the eastern coastline of Australia. On the 29th of April 1770, his crew arrived in Botany Bay on the Endeavour and made their first landing on Australian soil at what is now known as Kurnell, claiming Australia for the British Crown.


  1. Old Captain Cook really got around in this world! Nice location for his memorial and nice pic!

  2. Fascinating history! And lovely photo. I thought the memorial was in the middle of nowhere and I was wondering about that ;)

  3. Nice to see your shots of Kurnell. Amazing so many havent even heard of it.


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