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29/04/1770 Cook lands at Botany Bay


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The First Voyage of James Cook


Captain Cooks Landing Place in Botany Bay Sydney New South Wales Australia

It was his first landing on the Australian land mass. Cook originally wanted to call the bay Stingrays Harbour, for the stingrays they caught. He changed it. "The great quantity of plants Mr. Banks and Dr. Solander found in this place occasioned my giving it the name of Botany Bay, "as he wrote in his log.
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