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Cape Howe (37°30′S 149°58′E / 37.5°S 149.967°E / -37.5; 149.967[1]) is a coastal headland in Australia, forming the border of New South Wales and Victoria.

It lies within the Nadgee Nature Reserve on the NSW side, and the Croajingolong National Park on the Victorian side. The seas around the point are the Cape Howe Marine National Park.

The point was named by Captain Cook when he passed it on 20 April 1770, honouring Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe who was Treasurer of the Navy at that time. The coordinates Cook gave ("Latitude 37 degrees 28 minutes South; Longitude 210 degrees 3 minutes West") are almost exactly the modern surveyed location.[2]

There is also a western one.

References

  1. ^ Cape Howe page at Geoscience Australia
  2. ^ Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World at Project Gutenberg

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