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Ghristohurch is already rich in statuary erected to the memory of those who have assisted to raise the province and the Empire to tho high positions they occupy to-day, and in the near future the great navigator, Captain James Cook, 8.N., is to be similarly honoured, thanks to.the generosity of Mr. M. F. Barnett, states the "Press." In bringing the matter before the City Council, the Eeserves Committee reported: The committee has pleasure in stating that the honorary secretary of the Captain Cook Memorial, Committee has intimated that Mr. M. F. Barnett has generously given the funds necessary to erect a statue of Captain James Cook, K.N., as a memorial to honour his achievements, and at the last meeting of the committee a deputation) consisting of Mr. Barnett and other gentlemen, waited upon the committee with. a view to discussing the question of a suitable site for the statue. The site selected by Mr. Barnett is at tho south-eastern corner of Victoria square. In this position the statue would bo visible from all directions and from Colombo street as far south as Gloucester street. It would not in any way conflict with tho proposed Boivker Memorial Fountain, and in tho opinion of tho committee the site suggested is eminently suitable for tho purpose. On the motion of Councillor M. E. Lyons, it was decided to express the council's " appreciation of Mr. Bainett 's gift.

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STATUE OF CAPTAIN COOK, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 45, 21 August 1929

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STATUE OF CAPTAIN COOK Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 45, 21 August 1929