Point Hicks

The Point Hicks obelisk, this commemorates Captain Cooks’ first sighting of mainland Australia in 1770. The plaque reads:

Lieutenant James Cook, R.N. Of the Endeavour, First Sighted Australia Near This Point, Which He Named Point Hicks After Lieutenant Zachary Hicks Who First Saw the Land. April 19th (Ship’s Log Date). April 20th (Calendar Date). 1770.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.3
  • Camera: PENTAX Optio S45
  • Taken: 28 April, 2008
  • Focal length: 5.8mm
  • ISO: 50

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