Tiny town 1770 known as «birthplace of Queensland»

28 April, 2015

  

Город  1770, Квинсленд.

City 1770 was the second spot, where Captain Cook stepped foot in Australia. Photo: Tourism Queensland.

Perhaps this is one of the best preserved secrets of Australia and Queensland.

On one of the headlands of the peninsula on the coast of Queensland, on the coast is the town with the strange name Seventeen Seventy (1770).

Tiny town, surrounded on three sides by the Coral Sea on the coast of Bustard Bay, was the second place of landing James Cook and the crew of his Majesty's Ship Endeavour (Endeavour) in may 1770, It is an important part of Australian history and this fact explains his strange name.

  

Originally known as Round Hill, on behalf of the Creek where it is located, the town's name was changed in 1970 year in honor of the bicentennial of Cook's visit was a historic landmark on the map of Australia.

Лиманы вокруг города 1770.

City 1770 surrounded by estuaries and national parks.

History reads, that Cook went ashore near the Round Hill with his botanist Joseph Banks and Daniel Solanderom Assistant. It was only the second time, When he set foot on Australian land. Cook noted in his logbook, that there were a lot of pelicans, as well as different types of Bustards, several of which they get shot and eaten. The crew considered these birds from lichshim, they ate after the departure from England and landing site on this occasion it was decided to name the Bustard Bay (Coast Bustards).

Дайвинг в Квинсленде, город 1770.

You can dive with an aqualung, exploring the history of shipwrecks in the vicinity of its shores.

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