Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Randwick, monument, Captain Cook

This statue of explorer Captain James Cook is located at the crossroads of Avoca Street and Belmore Road, in the eastern suburb of Randwick. The sandstone statue and pedestal are the work of colonial artist Walter McGill. It was unveiled in 1874 by Captain Thomas Watson in the grounds of his residence Cooks Lodge, which is now The Cookhouse, a pub and restaurant.


  1. Lovely and historical sculpture, post and photo ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a gentle week ~ ^_^

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    1. He's aimed to look out towards Botany Bay but these days suburbia blocks his view. There's a small park on the opposite side of the crossroads.

  3. Great statue Of course we have here one of him as well

  4. I used to say G'day to James every day as I waited for the bus to school then work.

  5. Nice one, Jim!
    Many thanks for linking up with the Travel Tuesday meme, hope to see you there again this week!


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