Cooktown, Queensland

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Cooktown
Queensland
Cooktown.jpg
View of Cooktown from Grassy Hill
Cooktown is located in Queensland
Cooktown
Population: 2,093 (2006 census)
Established: 1873
Postcode: 4895
Coordinates: 15°28′S 145°17′E / 15.467°S 145.283°E / -15.467; 145.283Coordinates: 15°28′S 145°17′E / 15.467°S 145.283°E / -15.467; 145.283
Elevation: 6.0 m (20 ft)
Location: 267 km (166 mi) from Port Douglas
LGA: Cook
State District: Cook
Federal Division: Leichhardt
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
31.5 °C
89 °F
24.3 °C
76 °F
1,809.7 mm
71.2 in

Cooktown is the northernmost town on the east coast of Australia. In 2006, there were 2093 people living in the town. It is at the mouth of the Endeavour River, on Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland. Cooktown is named after the English explorer, Captain James Cook, and the Endeavour River is named after his ship, the Endeavour.

Its population of 2000 doubles each June as the community re-enact Cook’s historic landing, complete with replica ship, cannon fire and period costume.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Erin O'Dwyer, ''Cooktown: Place of endeavour ', Australian Geographic, AG Online, accessed online August 7, 2010