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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

 

BENDIGO, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Captain Cook Statue

 

Description:
In the grounds of St Paul’s Cathedral, Myers Street, Bendigo 3550
The bronze statue stands on a plinth of Moorabool freestone, obtained from Geelong.

History: 
Bequeathed under the will of the late Mr John Emery, a merchant, and vestryman of the parish, who was an admirer of Cook.
Executed in London by the Bendigo sculptor John Walker, at a cost of £530.
Mr J Robinson of Melbourrne was contracted for its erection.
Unveiled by the mayor (Councillor J Semmens, it was bequeathed to St Paul’s vestry on 28th November, 1906.

Inscription:
Plaque on front of plinth:

Erected in 1906
In Memory
of
CAPT. JAMES COOK
THE CELEBRATED NAVIGATOR
by bequest of
JOHN EMERY
A VESTRYMAN OF St PAUL’S CHURCH
BENDIGO

 

GPS Coordinates:  -36.762026, 144.282802

References:
Website: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9671945
Website: http://monumentaustralia.org.au/display/30367-captain-james-cook

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Rob,
You can find all the answers to your questions on our list of memorials, which is at
https://www.captaincooksociety.com/home/memorials
By Ian Boreham (webmaster) on 4/6/2021 1:35:14 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Are there any plaques, tablets, inscriptions etc of Captain Cook in Victoria, Australia? Are the statues in the Fitzroy Gardens, St. Kilda and Bendigo the only ones in Victoria?
By rob ganly on 4/6/2021 9:33:41 AM Like:0 DisLike:0

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