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Captain James Cook Memorial Globe

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The Captain James Cook Memorial Globe is located on Regatta Point on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra and commemorates the bicentenary of the British explorer’s discovery of the eastern coast of Australia in 1770.

The memorial was unveiled on the 25 April 1970, 200 years after the explorer’s first sighting of the coastline, by Queen Elizabeth II.

Designed using bronze, the skeleton globe sculpture incorporates all of Cook’s journeys throughout the Pacific Ocean.

In addition to the globe, the memorial includes the Memorial Water Jet, which is located in the centre of the lake’s central basin, adjacent to the globe.

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