Memorial: M5549

Obelisk in Kurnell, Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia, commemorating Captain James Cook RN d. 1779

Location

Kurnell, Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia, Rest of the World

Details

Type: Obelisk
Materials: Sandstone
Date Erected: 1870

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: Erected by Thomas Holt to celebrate the centenary of Captain Cook's landing at Kurnell.
Bibliography: Michael Hedger 'Public Sculpture in Australia' (Roseville East, NSW, c.1995) p. 14.

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