Marvellous Melbourne

Australia, Melbourne Guide (B): Marvellous Melbourne

Following our Great Ocean Road trip (post to come) and prior to heading up to Uluru, we had a few days exploring Melbourne. I was completely absorbed in a book by Rob Mundle – Flinders. Mundle writes fantastic historical and nautical books, and his book about Flinders is no exception. This incredible man followed in the footsteps of Cook and Bligh and became the first man to circumnavigate and map the coastline of Australia, along with his cat – Trim.

Whilst reading the book about Flinders, and learning all about some early Australian history, I was simultaneously reading the tourist brochures about Melbourne, when I stumbled upon ‘Captain Cook’s cottage’ the oldest building in Australia – right here in Melbourne!

If you have read Mundle’s book about Cook then you would know that Captain Cook never even made it to Melbourne! So what on earth was his house doing here?

Of course I just had to find out. So Andrew and I caught trams, and pounded the streets of Melbourne and finally made it to a lovely park, just outside the centre of town – and right there was a quaint English cottage, proudly claiming to be Cook’s cottage. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Marvellous Melbourne
Guide Location: Australia » Melbourne
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Cook’s cottage St Kilda Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron Hellenic Republic
Author: Viki Moore
Read it on author's website: https://astrolabesailing.com/2016/04/12/marvellous-melbourne/

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