When visiting Cooktown it is easy to see through the instant beauty and realise that it has long been a remote town, isolated and almost forgotten about as time has gone by.
Named after Captain James Cook, the town was Australia’s first non-indigenous settlement. Scene to many turbulent years as settlers from Europe and China came chasing the Gold.
Every year, in June, the locals re-enact the landing of Cook in the Endeavour Ceremony. The James Cook Historical Museum is hosts to many visitors year round and portrays the history of the town.
The Cook Shire region has a great website for more information.
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