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Charlotte Street, Cooktown, Queensland, Australia

 

CHARLOTTE STREET, COOKTOWN, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

Captain Cook Monument

Description:
On the waterfront at the end of Charlotte Street, close to the statue of Captain James Cook.
The monument has a base of granite, upon which is a square pedestal with steps leading to a square dado, a drinking fountain on each side from each of which water emerges from  animal heads.   There is an urn of sandstone at each corner of the pediment.  Rising from this is a column of sandstone.  Tall and slender topped with a detailed capital.  

History:
The foundation stone, weighing one ton of Cooktown granite, was laid by His Worship the Mayor of Cooktown, John Savage, in 1886.
Built by Hobbs and Carter, it was completed in 1887 to commemorate Cook’s landing site here.

Inscription:
On a plaque on the front of the monument:

IN MEMORIAM
CAPTAIN COOK
WHO LANDED HERE
JUNE 17.1770.

POST CINERES GLORIA VENIT.

GPS Coordinates:  -15.463566,  145.249892

Heritage Listing:  This monument is on the Queensland Heritage Register (added 30.4.1997).

References:
Cook’s Log, page 1678, vol. 22, no. 4 (1999)
Cook’s Log, page 15, vol. 37, no. 4 (2014)
Endeavour Lines, page 11, no. 44 (Apr. 2005)
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooks_Monument_and_Reserve
Website:  http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/people/discovery/display/91190-captain-james-cook

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