Memorial: M5538

Obelisk in State Historical Park, Kealakekua Bay, Big Island, Hawaii commemorating Captain James Cook RN d. 1799

Location

State Historical Park, Kealakekua Bay, Big Island, Hawaii, Rest of the World

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / THE GREAT CIRCUMNAVIGATOR / CAPT. JAMES COOK R.N. / WHO / DISCOVERED THESE ISLANDS / ON THE 10TH JANUARY A.D. 1778 / AND FELL NEAR THIS SPOT / ON THE 14TH FEBRUARY, A.D. 1779 / THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED / IN NOVEMBER 1874 / BY SOME OF/HIS FELLOW COUNTRYMEN.'

Details

Description: White painted obelisk on plinth.


Type: Obelisk
Date Erected: 1874
Vessel: HMB Endeavor

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

Extra

Notes: Maintained by the Australian Navy.

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