Memorial: M5563

Sculpture in Albert Park, Linthorpe Road, Middlesborough commemorating Captain James Cook RN d. 1779


Albert Park, Linthorpe Road, Middlesborough, England


'The voyages of Captain Cook' [title]


Description: Six painted and carved tree stumps in a semi-circle round a flower bed. 1) A seascape with an albatross and ship. 2) Sun, Saturn and bottle 3) Ink well, quill pen and open book inscribed 'Once again under sail I / opened my secret / orders we are...Transit of Venus / then sail south east / from Tahiti into unknown / waters charting and discovering new land... / James Cook 4) Boomerang and lizard 'BOTANY BAY' 5) Saw, mallet and plane 'REPAIRS' 6) Still life of lemons 'LEMONS KEEP SCURVY AWAY'.
Type: Sculpture
Materials: Wood
Artists: Phil Meadows
Vessel: HMB Endeavor


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


Bibliography: Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach, Catherine Morris 'Public Sculpture in North-East England' (Liverpool University Press, 2000) p. 295.