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Statue: Captain James Cook statue

Erection date: 7/7/1914


{On the front of the plinth:}
Captain James Cook, RN FRS, born 1728, died 1772.

Circumnavigator of the globe, explorer of the pacific ocean, he laid the foundations of the British Empire in Australia and New Zealand, chartered the shores of Newfoundland and traversed the ocean gates of Canada, both east and west.

Unveiled by H. R. H. Prince Arthur of Connaught on behalf of the British Empire League, 7th July 1914.

The original inscription stopped after "New Zealand." In 1928 the British Empire League, with the necessary approval, added the rest.

Site: Captain James Cook statue (1 memorial)

SW1, The Mall

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Captain James Cook

Maritime explorer and cartographer. Born near Middlesbrough. The first to map...

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British Empire League

Formed in London with the purpose of promoting trade, communication, defence,...

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Sir Thomas Brock

Sculptor. Born in Worcester.  Ornamental Passions has some comments on his wo...

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Duke Arthur of Connaught, Field Marshall

Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. Third son of Queen Victoria. After WW1 if y...

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