"Build in 1775 in Great Aytonn..." Cook's Cottage Tip by Ronald_T

Cook's Cottage, Melbourne: 4 reviews and 4 photos

 
 

Favorite thing: <p align='center'><font face='Times New Roman' size='5' color='#FF00FF'>B</font><font face='Times New Roman' size='4'>uild in 1775 in Great Aytonn (near <a href='http://www.virtualtourist.com/.102167/1548/' target=new>Middlesbrough</a>), England, this building was purchased in 1933 by Sir Russel Grimwade as a centenary gift to the State of Victoria. It is still amazing that lots of Australians do not know that Captain Cook never lived in <a href='http://www.virtualtourist.com/.53989/97/'>Australia</a>. This cottage is in fact the house of his parents, the place where he was born. Cook's cottage had been rebuilt in the Fitzroy Gardens to commemorate the voyages of an outstanding navigator. Another misunderstanding about Captain James Cook is that most people think that he did discover <a href='http://www.virtualtourist.com/.53989/97/'>Australia</a>. In fact, the first European who was landed in Australia was the Dutch Captain <a href='http://www.dhi.com.au/history.htm' target=new> Dirk Hartog</a> with his trading Ship, 'The Eendracht'. I write more about the discovering on my <a href='http://www.virtualtourist.com/.53989/97/'> Australia</a> page. Moreover, you can feature gardens, maps, journal and navigational items from the 1700's. I recommend visiting this historical site along with the surrounding gardens and Conservatory.</font></p>

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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