Captain James Cook Memorial
The Captain James Cook Memorial is on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin - and in the lake!
This memorial comprises a water jet and a nearby terrestrial globe commemorating the bicentenary of Captain Cook's landing on the east coast of Australia in 1770. The water jet reaches a height of 114 metres. The bronze globe uses meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude to form an open-cage map of the world, with land masses depicted in copper. Lines on the globe illustrate Captain Cook's voyages.
The jet and globe were both refurbished in 2017. The jet operates from 11 am - 2 pm daily unless under maintenance.
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“Very interesting visit”
We got a very warm welcome when we visited with my sons assistance dog. The people around the house were very knowledgeable about the house and Captain Cook. Is was a very interesting and informative...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
This water jet is located within Lake Burley Griffin, just south of the National Capital Exhibition. Dedicated in 1970, it was designed to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Captain James Cooks...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Water feature commemorates great explorer”
This water jet is a Canberra landmark. It resembles the water jet in Lake Geneva in Switzerland, from which it was derived, after many diplomatic high-level negotiations. The water jet is a Canberra...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
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