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Esplanade, Cooktown, Queensland, Australia

 

ESPLANADE, COOKTOWN, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

Captain Cook Statue

Description:
Sited by the side of Endeavour river.
The Address is Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, Cooktown, 4895.

History:
Sculpted by Stanley Hammond, MBE
Unveiled 25.6.1988 by A.V. Gorrie, Chairman of the Board of BP Australia, who commissioned the statue as a bicentennial gift to the people of Cooktown.

Inscription:
On the plinth below the statue:

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK
1728-1779
COMMANDER, H.M.B. “ENDEAVOUR”
WHICH WAS BEACHED AND REPAIRED
NEAR THIS SITE 17 JUNE – 4 AUGUST, 1770

“HE LEFT NOTHING UNATTEMPTED”

THIS STATUE WAS COMMISSIONED BY
BP AUSTRALIA AS A BICENTENNIAL GIFT
TO THE PEOPLE OF COOKTOWN
AND UNVEILED BY MR A.V. GORRIE
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD,
SATURDAY, 25 JUNE, 1988

SCULPTOR STANLEY HAMMOND, M.B.E.

 

GPS Coordinates:   -15.462222, 145.249722

References:
Cook’s Log, page 961, vol.16, no.4 (1993)
Cook’s Log, page 14, vol.37, no.4 (2014)
Website:  http://monumentaustralia.org.au



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