Memorial: M5406

Statue in the Bicentennial Park, Cooktown, Queensland, Australia depicting Captain James Cook RN d. 1779

Location

Bicentennial Park, Cooktown, Queensland, Australia, Rest of the World

Transcript

'JAMES COOK / 1728 - 1779 / COMMANDER, H.M.B. "ENDEAVOUR" / WHICH WAS BEACHED AND REPAIRED NEAR THIS SITE 17 JUNE - 4 AUGUST, 1770 / "HE LEFT NOTHING UNATTEMPTED" / THIS STATUE WAS COMMISSIONED BY / BP AUSTRALIA AS A BICENTENNIAL GIFT / TO THE PEOPLE OF COOKTOWN / AND UNVEILED BY MR. A. W. GORRIE / CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD / SATURDAY, 25 JUNE 1988'

Details

Description: Cook full-length in uniform holding a telescope in his raised right hand and a rolled chart in his left.
Type: Statue
Position: Beside Endeavour river
Materials: Bronze on stone plinth
Date Erected: 1988
Artists: Stanley Hammond
Vessel: HMB Endeavour

People

Cook, James
Age: 51
Date of Death: 14/2/1779
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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