The memorial marks the place where Cook landed on his second voyage. It is part of the National Park, and the memorial overlooks Duncombe Bay.
A cairn 9 ft 3 inches high of random rubble, with cement mortar. Standing on a 5 ft square concrete base. The cairn has a plain concrete capping 1 ft 6 inches square and bears a plaque 2 ft by 1 ft.
The monument can be driven to, with a wooden walkway right up to it.
The memorial was erected in 1953.
The memorial and plaque was supplied by the residents of Norfolk Island, the Royal Australian Historical Society, and the Australian Government.
Norfolk Island is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia.
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK
ON HIS SECOND VOYAGE
AROUND THE WORLD
DISCOVERED AND NAMED
LANDING IN THE VICINITY
OF THIS POINT
10th OCTOBER 1774.
Latitude/Longitude: 29.02 S, 167.57 E
Cook’s Log, vol. 36. no. 4, p.9. (2013)
Illustrated London News, 10th January, 1953. p.10
Yorkshire Evening Post, Friday 6th March, 1953. p.6.