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The 1770 Captain Cook Festival is an annual event commemorating the visit of the HMB Endeavour and the landing of Lt. James Cook and his party on May 24 1770 in Bustard Bay at Seventeen Seventy, as it is now known. This was the first landing for Cook and his crew in Queensland, and only the second landing in Australia (the first being Botany Bay).
The festival also promotes and educates visitors of the indigenous history of the area. The Gooreng Gooreng people are the traditional owners and on the morning of the main festival activities, you can enjoy the dreamtime stories of the area and experience performances of traditional dances to the sound of didgeridoos.
Many Australians have little or no knowledge of the historical significance of Cook’s landing in Seventeen Seventy. Come and celebrate this year with a re-enactment of Cook’s landing with professional actors and period costumes. It’s educational and lots of fun.