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Duncombe Bay, Norfolk Island

 

DUNCOMBE BAY, NORFOLK ISLAND

Captain Cook Monument

 

Description:
The memorial marks the place where Cook landed on his second voyage.   It is part of the National Park, and the memorial overlooks Duncombe Bay.
A cairn 9 ft 3 inches high of random rubble, with cement mortar.  Standing on a 5 ft square concrete base.  The cairn has a plain concrete capping 1 ft 6 inches square and bears a plaque 2 ft by 1 ft.
The monument can be driven to, with a wooden walkway right up to it.

History:
The memorial was erected in 1953.
The memorial and plaque was supplied by the residents of Norfolk Island, the Royal Australian Historical Society, and the Australian Government.
Norfolk Island is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Inscription:

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK
 R.N.
ON HIS SECOND VOYAGE
AROUND THE WORLD
DISCOVERED AND NAMED
THIS ISLAND
NORFOLK ISLE
LANDING IN THE VICINITY
OF THIS POINT
ON
10th OCTOBER 1774.

 

Latitude/Longitude:   29.02 S, 167.57 E

References:
Cook’s Log,  vol. 36. no. 4, p.9. (2013)
Illustrated London News, 10th January, 1953.  p.10
Yorkshire Evening Post, Friday 6th March, 1953. p.6.

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