Friday, 23 February 2018

1770, Queensland

Captain James Cook - After circumnavigating New Zealand, Cook's expedition sailed west for Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) (where I live) but winds forced the Endeavour north and the expedition came upon the east coast of Australia in April 1770.  At a brief and simple ceremony at Botany Bay, (a bay of Sydney) Cook named the entire east coast of Australia New South Wales.

We hadn't been to the place 1770 until this past winter 2017.

On Wednesday 24 May 1770, Lieutenant James Cook anchored the Endeavour about 3km off this part of the coast - meaning 1770.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

View from Mt. Archer, Queensland

Mt. Archer National Park is 522 kilometres northwest of Brisbane.  It's the backdrop of the city of Rockhampton which marks the start of Tropical Queensland.
Mount Arches is 604 meters above sea level.  The park covers 4250 hectares of open forest and woolands.
There is a nice picnic area with a good sized car park which is sealed as the road is up to Mt. Archer.

The city below of Rockhampton.