Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Kurnell, Captain Cook's Landing Place

This obelisk marks Captain Cook's Landing Place in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. Captain James Cook was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer whose expedition was 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. This monument was dedicated in 1870 to commemorate the centenary.

9 comments:

  1. I can only imagine the adventures he and his "mates" encountered back then!!...jp

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  2. You were busy out at Kurnell - you've got some great pics.

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  3. Have you ever been to Cooks' Cottage which came to Melbourne icon in 1934. Built by Captain Cook’s parents in 1755, the Yorkshire cottage was brought to Melbourne along with every brick, piece of wood and ivy. The antiques were added here.

    All primary school students used to be taken by their schools.

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    1. I think I may have seen it but can't remember going inside.

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  4. ...Captain Cook sure got around the Pacific.

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