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COOK'S VOYAGE.

Tablets on the Coast.

Following upon a suggestion made by the Royal Australian Historical Society, the Commonwealth Ministry has decided to commemorate the voyage of Captain Cook along the eastern coast of Australia by placing suitable memorials at Point Hicks and on Possession Island. Inscriptions drawn up by the hon. secretary of the society ( Mr. K. H. Cramp) Professor G. A. Wood (Sydney University), and Professor Scott (Melbourne University), which will be placed on the brass plates with raised lettering read as follows:-  

AT POINT HICKS -  

Lieutenant James Cook, R.N.  

Of the Endeavour  

First Sighted Australia Near This Point  

Which He Named

Point Hicks

After Lieutenant Zachary Hicks  

Who First Saw the Land

April 19th (Ship's Log Date)   April 20th (Calendar Date)

1770

ON POSSESSION ISLAND  

Lieutenant James Cook, R.N.    

Of the Endeavour

Landed on This Island  

Which He Named   Possession Island

and in the Name of His Majesty King George III     Took Possession of the whole Easten Coast of

Australia

From the Latitude of 38 decrees south to    

This Place  

August 22nd, 1770  

The work of affixing the tablet at Posses- sion Island will be undertaken by the Queensland Ministry, while that at Point Hicks will be placed in position by the director of lighthouses. These memorials   are the last of the series which have been   placed at different points in order to per- petuate the memory of Captain Cook.

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