Description: Captain Cook Memorial
Date Listed: 8 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 332962
OS Grid Reference: NZ5572110637
OS Grid Coordinates: 455721, 510637
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4880, -1.1414
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GREAT AYTON BRIDGE STREET
(east side, south end)
11/34 Captain Cook Memorial
Obelisk erected 1934. Rusticated granite low obelisk on base of two square
steps. 2 bronze plaques. (1) On shaft: Lieutenant James Cook RN of the
Endeavour, first sighted Australia at this point which he named Point Hicks
after Lieutenant Zachary Hicks who first saw the land April 19th ships' log
date, April 20th calendar date, 1770. (2) On base: This monument is made of
stones hewn from the rocks of Cafe Everard close to Point Hicks, Victoria, and
is a facsimile of the memorial erected there. It here marks the site of Captain
Cook's cottage, removed to Melbourne in Victoria's centenary year, 1934.
Presented by Russell Grimwade. Included for historical interest.
Listing NGR: NZ5572110637
Source: English Heritage
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