Captain Cook Statue
Public Art: Captain Cook Statue
Sculptor: © Marc Clark
Description: A life size bronze statue of Captain
James Cook, standing on a rock clutching maps and or scrolls.
Date: The statue was originally completed in 1973 for
the Endeavour Hills Housing estate but was later installed in Fitzroy Gardens in July, 1997.
Commissioned by: Endeavour Hills Housing Estate.
Location: Outside Captain Cook's Cottage in Fitzroy
Gardens, Melbourne, Australia.
History of the Capatin Cook Statue: The statue was
originally commissioned by the Endeavour Hills Housing Estate. However in 1997 the statue was donated to the City
of Melbourne and placed outside Cook's Cottage in July of the same year.
Thought to Ponder: Do you think Captain Cook would
have preferred his statue to be displayed at a housing estate or outside his cottage, in a park (which was
transferred brick by brick from England) ?
Compare all of Australia's Captain Cook Statues:
Captain Cook (Melbourne) Captain Cook (Sydney)