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.