Cairn with a granite plaque affixed.
Unveiled on 9th June, 1946.
To commemorate the discovery and naming of the Whitsunday Passage by Captain Cook.
The cairn was the work of the Royal Geographical Society of Australia (Queensland), whose president performed the unveiling.
The plaque was donated by Arthur Bruce Pie (1902-62), a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland.
Plaque on the Cairn:
LIEUT. JAS. COOK R.N.
RECORDS THAT IN
H.M. BARQUE ENDEAVOUR
HE PASSED THROUGH AND NAMED
ON WHITSUNDAY 3 6 1770
UNVEILED AT DAYDREAM ISLAND
ON 176th ANNIVERSARY 9 6 1946
DONATED BY CAPT. R.H. MOODY F.R.G.S.A.
PLAQUE DONATED BY BRUCE PIE M.L.A.
GPS Coordinates: -20.255767, 148.813928
Cook’s Log, page 353, vol. 8, no. 2 (1985)
Cook’s Log, page 465, vol. 9, no. 3 (1986)
Cook’s Log, page 37, vol. 39, no. 4 (2016)
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