Memorialising Captain Cook in lonely places

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Along Australia’s eastern shores is an archipelago of sites associated with the four-month visit of Captain James Cook and the Endeavour in 1770. Cook first fell in with the coast on 19 April after his second-in-command, Zachary Hicks, sighted the lands of the Krauatungalang people of the Gunai nation. After staying on Dharawal and Guugu Yimithirr lands, he ended his Australian visit on 22 August with a ceremony of possession on an island inhabited by the Kaurareg, Gudang Yadhaykenu, Ankamuthi and others.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Specialist publicationInside Story
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2020


  • Captain James Cook
  • memorialisation
  • monuments
  • Krauatungalang people
  • Gunai nation
  • Indigenous Australians
  • Australian history


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