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Plaque to Cook, Hobart Tasmania, 2007

 

In January and February 2007 I spent nearly two months in Australia and on Norfolk Island, and had a terrific time in both places. I saw the Endeavour Replica at Port Arthur, the former penal colony, just a couple of days before it sailed up to Hobart for its big event there.

However, while walking about downtown Hobart, I chanced upon the very fine City Hall building and was enticed by a plaque on its front wall.

Upon a closer examination, I discovered the dedication to Cook's "discovery of Australia" in 1770.

Can anyone tell me more about the history of this plaque?

 

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Gary L. Holloway


Originally published in Cook's Log, page 43, volume 30, number 3 (2007).

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