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In the birthplace of Queensland

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We are starting to get close to Brisbane now (just over 600 K’s) and we wanted to have a couple more stays before we got there. One of these places is a town which has the distinction of being the only one in Australia to have a number as it’s name – 1770. Those of you with an eye for history will understand the significance of this number as it is the year Captain Cook first came to Australia. There is a small monument here commemorating where he landed and there is a festival every year in May commemorating this event. The town is referred to as the birthplace of Queensland as this is the first place where the British came ashore.

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1770 is located on a peninsula which has very steep hills at the end of it, and this provided a good opportunity for Denise and I go exploring. We ended up on the edge of a cliff admiring the stunning view across the ocean whilst watching the water crashing over the rocks. It was one of those experiences which recharges the batteries and makes it hard for you to leave.

Posted by PhilAndDen 22:47 Archived in Australia Tagged family_travel

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