7 CAPE FLAT­TERY, QLD

Australian Geographic - - Geo Buzz -

Cook was unimag­i­na­tive when nam­ing fea­tures, hon­our­ing aris­to­crats and crew (Point Hicks, Cape By­ron), or pick­ing a char­ac­ter­is­tic (Red Point, Wide Bay). His rare flights of fancy can be hard to fathom: Pi­geon House Moun­tain? A third cat­e­gory records events: Thirsty Sound, Weary Bay and Cape Flat­tery, where “We now judged our selves to be clear of all dan­ger hav­ing…a clear open sea be­fore us, but this we soon found oth­er­wise and oc­ca­siond my call­ing the head­land…Cape Flat­tery.”

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