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Sunday, April 29

April 29th 2007

Hyde Park, Sunday 29th April 2007.

On this day in 1770 His Majesty's Bark Endeavour, commanded by Lt. James Cook (later Captain), made first landfall on the Australian continent at a place now known as Botany Bay just south of Sydney. This area was deemed suitable for situating a settlement and British Colonial outpost which occurred eighteen years later with the arrival of the First Fleet. This bronze statue of Cook was erected in 1879.

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Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@18mm 1/100 f/22 ISO 200.