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Cooks landing place monument

by DoreenFlannery Online Now Jan 30, 2013 at 2:50 AM

Can you give any confirmation that the Flannery Brothers erected a monument to Cook on the beach early 1900's. They were her uncles. Doreen aged 93 said it withstood the sea and still existed.

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    Re: Cooks landing place monument

    by wabat Online Now Jan 30, 2013 at 4:11 AM

    Hi, There is certainly a Cook Monument in Cooktown. Whether it was erected by the Flannery Brothers I don't know. It was erected in 1887 - not to far from the years you mention.

    There is a picture of it here - perhaps Doreen will will recognise it .

    http://www.panoramio.com/photo/32038153

    And some, but not a lot of comment on it here

    cooktownmotel.com/cooktown-g...

    and a bit more on the history of Cooktown here

    naturespowerhouse.com.au/abo...

    Hope this helps and perhaps someone here has seen the monument lately.
    Albert

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    Re: Cooks landing place monument

    by sirgaw Online Now Jan 30, 2013 at 5:22 AM

    We spent 2 days in Cooktown about 15 months ago and I have some photos of the TWO monuments to Cook and his beaching of the Endeavour on the banks of the river. I have a tip on those monuments at "Monuments - Captain Cook and Cooks Landing Place" - Cooktown Things to Do Tip by sirgaw

    I've checked my photo collection of that trip to see if there is a mention of the Flannery Brothers - sorry, no info.

    The National Trust have a great museum in Cooktown - see nationaltrust.org.au/qld/jam... but there is no e mail address shown. Maybe follow that link and send an e mail to the HQ of the National Trust in Qld. The museum has a phone number 07 4069 5386 but the web site shows that the museum may be closed parts of Feb and March.

    Good luck

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    Re: Cooks landing place monument

    by wabat Online Now Jan 30, 2013 at 5:48 AM

    @sirgar I should have searched VT first -:)

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