Description: Outside the Maritime Museum at Nouméa, the memorial to Captain Cook is a plaque.
History: Erected on 4th September 1974, to commemorate the arrival, two hundred years earlier, of Captain Cook at Balade, his first point of call in New Caledonia.
The plaque was originally sited at Balade on the north-east coast.
On the plaque:
A LA MEMOIRE
DU CAPITAINE JAMES COOK
QUI LE 4 SEPTEMBERE 1774
A BORD DE LA “RESOLUTION”
DECOUVRIT LA Nᴸᴸᴱ CALEDONIE
1774 - 1974
GPS Coordinates: -22.255823, 166.450524
Cook’s Log, page 40, vol. 40, no. 3 (2017)
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