This sculpture of Captain James Cook is a replica of the sculpture on the cliffs of West Whitby, Yorkshire, near Cook's birthplace. The work was installed in 1914 at St. Kilda Beach as one of the items in honour of the "discoverer" of the East Coast of Australia. It is a good example of early twentieth century British Edwardian academic memorial sculpture, another and more important example being Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal's equestrian statue of Edward VI. The statue is part of the foreshore group of memorials set up by the St. Kilda Council. John Tweed was a well known British sculptor of the period, and the piece is deemed to be of State Significance.
One can also see the St Kilda Marina in the distance, in this most well-known and popular Melbourne bayside suburbs, only 6 km South of the City centre. You can view a larger selection of my photos of St Kilda on my other photoblog.
This post is part of the Watery Wednesday meme blog.