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Cooks Beach, Mercury Bay, New Zealand

 

COOKS BEACH, MERCURY BAY, NEW ZEALAND

Cairn

Description:
The cairn is built of Coromandel granite blocks.

History:

Inscription:
Plaque on memorial:

MERCURY BAY
NEAR THIS SPOT ON 10 NOVEMBER 1769
JAMES COOK AND CHARLES GREEN
OBSERVED THE TRANSIT OF MERCURY TO
DETERMINE THE LONGITUDE OF THE BAY


GPS Coordinates: -36.808186,  175.741026

References:
Cook’s Log, page 35, vol. 29, no. 2 (2006)
Cook’s Log, page 21, vol. 30, no. 4 (2007)
Cook’s Log, page 41, vol. 38, no. 2 (2015)
Website: https://www.thecoromandel.com/explore/listing/cooks-monument
Website: https://www.flaxmillbay.co.nz/things-to-do/coromandel-history/

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