Australia wants monument for Captain Cook

Australia wants monument for Captain Cook

World April 29, 2018 07:24

sydney - The Australian government wants to create a new monument to commemorate April 29, the day that the British explorer James Cook set foot on the continent for the first time in 1770. The attraction comes in Botany Bay, the place where the crew of the British ship Endeavor first met with the original population of Australia, the Aborigines. That was a turning point in the history of the country.

The memorial site with attention to two cultures must be completed in 2020, 250 years after Cook arrived and made contact with the indigenous residents. 'It was the first meeting between Europeans and Australian Aborigines here on the east coast,' said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull when presenting the plan. ' It gives us the opportunity to show the view from the ship and from the beach ''.

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