Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Cook's Landing a Hit at Festival

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Cook's Landing a Hit at Festival

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Byline: Emily Blatchford

CAPTAIN Cook made his landing in Seventeen Seventy all over again on Saturday Co although to a slightly different reception.

Celebrating its 19th year, the Captain Cook 1770 Festival was held over the weekend at the traditional festival site on the coast of Seventeen Seventy.

The day kicked off with the yearly parade, this year themed C[pounds sterling]sea legendsC[yen], and saw a variety of creatures from the deep spend their day on land.

The event was officially opened at 10.15am with a traditional welcome dance called the Garinumnar Dance, performed by the Bundaberg region troupe the Gooreng Gooreng dancers.

The performers also went on to delight the crowd with several other indigenous dances, such as the Kangaroo Dance and the Dance of the Witjuti Grub.

Then it was time for the most important event of all Co the re-enactment of Captain Cook's landing.

Performed with great enthusiasm by the Discovery Coast Theatre Group, actors were taken out to sea in a rowboat before being brought to shore again to what they described as C[pounds sterling]a very strange land indeedC[yen]. …

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