• Short Summary

    Obelisk unveiled to great explorer James Cook at Great Ayton.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "MEMORIAL TO GREAT EXPLORER - Obelisk unveiled by Mrs. Richard Linton to Captain James Cook, R. N. at Great Ayton, Yorks."

    Great Ayton, Yorkshire.

    Crowd gathered for the ceremony of unveiling the obelisk - Memorial to great explorer Captain James Cook. Mrs Richard Linton pulling the rope to unveil the obelisk. Crowd cheers.

    Close up shot of Plaque at the base of the memorial "Lieutenant James Cook R. N. of the Endeavour first sighted Australia near this point which he named Point Hicks after Lieutenant Zachary Hicks who first so the land."

    People laying wreaths at the base of the memorial before leaving.

    Note: Film is severely damaged - extremely poor quality.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    799.31
    Media URN:
    9933
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:18:00 / 01:43:19:00
    Canister:
    34/84

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