COOK’S LEGACY

Australian Geographic - - Your Say - BAYARD H. BRATTSTROM, ARI­ZONA, USA

Han­nah James wrote a nice ar­ti­cle on James Cook, Cook’s legacy (AG 145), but missed one of his most im­por­tant stops, the town of 1770, in Queens­land. A memo­rial statue of Cook used to be at the tip of the peninsula and the town was small when I first saw it in 1966; later Cook’s head was gone, and the town has grown.The plaque de­scrib­ing Cook’s stay clean­ing and re­pair­ing his boat is still there.

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