Friday, 23 February 2018

1770, Queensland

Captain James Cook - After circumnavigating New Zealand, Cook's expedition sailed west for Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) (where I live) but winds forced the Endeavour north and the expedition came upon the east coast of Australia in April 1770.  At a brief and simple ceremony at Botany Bay, (a bay of Sydney) Cook named the entire east coast of Australia New South Wales.

We hadn't been to the place 1770 until this past winter 2017.

On Wednesday 24 May 1770, Lieutenant James Cook anchored the Endeavour about 3km off this part of the coast - meaning 1770.


















25 comments:

  1. "Thanks for the history. Really interesting stuff.

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  2. Good interesting history.. Beautiful place to visit..

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  3. Bellas imágenes, has captado en tu viaje.

    Besos

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  4. I've never heard of 1770. How interesting. The name must cause some confusion at times.

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  5. Great post--- information and a feel for the "place".

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  6. It was excellent for us to be able to read the history of 1770 so hence the photos of part of that history.
    Many people had visited 1770 over the years, it seemed and does seem the 'in' place to visit for some reason - though not a wonderful place it's good to say we have been there.

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  7. I actually knew that about Cook and Banks with the fruit trees and Banks taking useless plants. I have no idea where I learned it.

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  8. I enjoyed reading about 1770 and Cook's landing and I'd love to hire a kayak there!

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  9. Boa tarde, interessante a historia do Capitão James Cook, as fotos são belas e acompanham na perfeição.
    Feliz fim de semana,
    AG

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  10. Sadly for reasons I can't remember, I drove straight past 1770.
    Funny some Aussies never having heard of the place. I learnt about it way back in Primary School - 1950's!!!!!
    Your report on 1770 is very good - I envy your and your visit to this very historical place in Australian history.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  11. I can't remember learning about it at school, but then I could have.
    Thanks everyone for your comments :)

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  12. it's always good to learn a little more about the history of australia. your posts are always so interesting and your photos are excellent :)

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  13. The Town of 1770 along with Agnes Water are two areas I never got to go to. And I'm sorry I never did get the chance to do so.

    Back in the early to mid Eighties my ex and I intended doing so, but in those early years of the 80s the road leading into the townships wasn't really the best. Back then, however, many folk from Noosa Heads and surrounding areas on the Sunshine Coast were investing there...buying properties. It was quite a boom time for that area.

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  14. Vauu... it is a great history. The beach is very beautiful.
    Hugs

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  15. I have not visited 1770, and really enjoyed reading the history. Thanks for the photos.

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  16. thank you for sharing the great history dear Margaret!
    beach views are breathing holding !!!

    last pic is so beautiful!

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  17. We stayed there for a while. The highlight was a trip in the amphibious duck.

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