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The Cooktown Discovery Festival will be complemented this year by Wild and Windy Cooktown - a community celebration offering a wide range of local activities

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Re-enactment of the Captain Cook landing in 1770

Presented by national trust

Sunday 17 June, 10am-11am
Bicentennial Park, Charlotte Street, Cooktown


In 2018, the Cooktown Re-enactment Association will present its 60th performance of the re-enactment and it happens to coincide with the exact date 248 years ago, that Captain Cook landed on the banks of the Endeavour River, 17 June 1770.  

Join us for a fully costumed re-enactment of the landing of Captain James Cook and his first meeting with the Guugu Yimithirr people, including the first ever act of reconciliation between the English and the Aboriginal inhabitants.  You will also witness the stories of the scientific discoveries of Banks and Solander, and their botanic and artistic legacies with the first recorded sightings of the kangaroo and the flying fox. This community performance has become a landmark event on the regional calendar.

The firing of the Cannon will conclude the re-enactment – not to be missed!


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