Cooks’ Cottage

Cooks’ Cottage is rebuilt in the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens to commemorate the voyages of Captain James Cook, discoverer of Australia.

The cottage was purchased from Great Ayrton England, dismantled, and shipped to Melbourne in April, 1934. A site in Fitzroy Gardens was selected to compliment the cottage with its large shady European trees.

You could say, Cooks’ Cottage (1700’s) is Australia’s oldest surviving ‘pre-fab’ house, older than La Trobe’s Cottage (1800’s) but two of the oldest buildings in Australia.

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