The Singing Ship

In my previous post about Emu Park in Queensland, Australia, I featured a photograph of the Singing Ship. I thought it deserved a post of its own: Here are some more images of this monument.

The Singing Ship is a sculpture to commemorate the visit to this area by Captain James Cook in 1770. The singing is caused by the on-shore breezes which blow through the sculpture and cause a whistle type noise to emit from it. It was erected in 1970 to celebrate the bicentenary of Cook’s visit.

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland – A sculpture that does sing

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland – The white sculpture reflects the colour of the setting sun

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland – Looking west as the tropical sun sets

Emu Park – On the Capricorn Coast

Emu Park is situated on the Capricorn Coast, Queensland, Australia. The small town was established in the 1870s when families from nearby Rockhampton built seaside holiday homes. It is also where my Great-grandfather chose to live.

Rocks and Sea, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Rocks and Sea at Emu Park

One-Legged Sea Gull, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

One-Legged Sea Gull at Emu Park, Queensland

Drift Wood, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Drift Wood, Pine Beach, Emu Park, Queensland

Jetty, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Jetty, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Jetty, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Jetty, Emu Park, Queensland – Opened in 1926 by Mrs Fisher wife of the then Prime Minister

Keppel Bay, Coral Sea, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Keppel Bay part of the Coral Sea, Emu Park – in the distance is Great Keppel Island

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

The Singing Ship, Emu Park, Queensland – A monument to Captain James Cook who sailed the east coast of Australia in 1770

Pine Beach, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Pine Beach, Emu Park, Queensland, Australia