3 POINT DAN­GER, Tweed Heads, NSW

Australian Geographic - - Geo Buzz -

The ex­act lo­ca­tion of the spot Cook named Point Dan­ger (for its off­shore reefs) is still dis­puted. In 1823 gov­ern­ment sur­veyor John Ox­ley de­cided that Cook had meant what’s now called Fin­gal Head to be named Point Dan­ger, but in 1828 naval of­fi­cer Henry John Rous des­ig­nated it as the cur­rent Point Dan­ger. The sec­ond lo­ca­tion is home to a light­house built in 1971 and a me­mo­rial to Cap­tain Cook that’s con­structed from iron jet­ti­soned from En­deav­our when it struck a reef.

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