1770 fishing

Bustard Bay as seen from the town of 1770 (aka Seventeen Seventy) in Queensland.

Captain James Cook (a lieutenant at the time) and the crew of the HM Bark Endeavour landed here on 24 May 1770; it was his second landing in Australia, but the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia. The town was originally known as Round Hill, but renamed in 1970 to mark the bicentennial of Cook’s historic landing. The landing is re-enacted annually as part of the 1770 Festival held in May.



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