Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


Monument to Captain James Cook

3:44 pm

Photo of Lee RhiannonLee Rhiannon (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

  (i) the plaque on the statue of Captain James Cook in Hyde Park, Sydney, states that Cook 'discovered this territory – 1770', and

  (ii) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples had lived in Australia for at least 65,000 years before the arrival of Captain Cook; and

(b) supports discussions with Aboriginal communities to seek their advice regarding whether the monument should be corrected to better reflect Captain Cook's role in Australia's history.


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