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Great Barrier Reef Sights

Cook Monument

  • Charlotte St. Map It
  • Cooktown
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 11/13/2013

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This monument was built in 1887 to commemorate James Cook's landing. Alongside it is a cannon that was brought to Cooktown in 1885, along with three cannonballs, two rifles, and "a competent officer," whose job it was to combat what locals believed was an imminent Russian invasion. The still-operational Scots-made cannon is fired each Queen's Birthday Weekend in June.

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Charlotte St., at the end of Banks St., Cooktown, Queensland, Australia

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Updated 11/13/2013


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