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backReference #: 000173 Captain Cook Memorial Jet rises 75 feet above the water of Lake Burley Griffin during testing before the official i...

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Reference Number:000173
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Title/Caption: Captain Cook Memorial Jet rises 75 feet above the water of Lake Burley Griffin during testing before the official inauguration. The globe depicting Cook's voyages around the world is almost completed in the foreground, with the National Library beyond
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Date taken:15/04/1970
Location: Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
Suburb: Parkes
State: ACT
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Relation: Is part of the Canberra Times Collection
Keywords: lakes, monuments and memorials, national libraries, fountains
Comments:Published in The Canberra Times 16 April 1970, p1 and 13 April 1971, p3. The Captain Cook Memorial Jet was constructed on behalf of the Commonwealth Government by the National Capital Development Commission to commemorate the bicentenary of Captain James Cook's discovery of the East coast of Australia. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially inaugurated it on 25 April 1970. The jet is complemented by a bronze globe depicting Cook’s voyages, which is situated in Regatta Park on the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin adjacent to the Jet.