Captain Cook Landing Sculptures in Botany Bay, Sydney


By Contested Histories Initiative July 2021

Captain James Cook’s landing site at Kamay Botany Bay has been a focus of public debate, contestation, commemoration, celebration, and mourning in Australia since the 1860s. The recent controversies over the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing presented a new opportunity for multi-stakeholder discussions to take place. Focused on how this site could recognize its contested historical legacy through local empowerment and artistic intervention.

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