Captain Cook

Captain Cook on his voyage up the east coast of Australia in 1770, noted the great expanse of a well protected bay, he took bearings on a mountain to the west which he logged as looking like a "Pigeon Loft". Hence today "Pigeon House Mountain" (the aboriginal name is "Dithol" meaning "Ladies Bosom") , he also named "St Georges Head" and "Long Nose Point". Had Captain Cook anchored in the bay instead of proceeding to Botany Bay the history of N.S.W. may have been different.

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