The plaque is located in the south-eastern corner of the local cemetery “Stadtgottesacker”, at Halle.
The placing of this memorial to J.R. Forster was the result of collaboration between the local authorities and the German members of the Captain Cook Society. It was agreed that commemoration of this important man had been neglected over the past centuries, and the authorities and the Cook Society members collected donations for a plaque.
The unveiling took place on 7th May 2016 by CCS member Irmtraut Koop and head of the Bauhϋette Society Peter Dahlmeier in the company of representatives of the local authorities, several german Captain Cook Society members, friends and supporters of the “Stadtgottesacker”.
The Bauhϋette Society had initiated the recent restoration of the historic cemetery.
IM BOGEN 61 BEGRABEN
JOHANN REINHOLD FORSTER
NATURFORSCHER UND WEITREISENDER
MIT SOHN GEORGE TEILNEHMER AN
CAPTAIN COOKS 2. WELTUMSEGLUNG
AB 1780 PROFESSOR DER UNIVERSITÄT
UND DIREKTOR DES BOTANISCHEN
GARTENS ZU HALLE
English Translation of the above inscription:
Buried under bow 61
Johann Reinhold Forster
Natural scientist and world explorer
Together with his son George member of
Captain Cook’s 2nd voyage round the world
From 1780 Professor of the University
and Director of the Botanical Garden at Halle
GPS Coordinates: 51.496980, 11.968803
Cook’s Log, page 39, vol. 39, no. 4 (2016)