Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain

Greater London

The Mall (SW1)

James Cook

Marton, Yorkshire 1728 - Hawaï 1779
British explorer, navigator and cartographer, famous because of his three voyages to the Pacific Ocean
Thomas Brock

London /  James Cook   London /  James Cook


Bronze statue of Cook standing in front of a capstan with a map and a telescope in his hands, placed on a stone pedestal with ships' prows protruding at the sides.


R.N. F.R.S.
born 1728       died 1779

circumnavigator of the globe. explorer of
the pacific ocean. he laid the foundations of
the british empire in australia and new zealand.
charted the shores of newfoundland and traversed
the ocean gates of canada both east and west.

unveiled by h.r.h. prince arthur of connaught
on behalf of the british empire league 7th july 1914


sir t. brock r.a. | sculpr 1914


Unveiled 7 July 1914 by the Duke of Connaught. The idea for the memorial was first proposed by Sir Joseph Carruthers, former Prime Minister of New South Wales, who wrote in 1908 to The Times complaining of the lack of a statue to Captain Cook in London.


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Location (N 51°30'22" - W 0°7'45")

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