Captain Cook's Cottage, Fitzroy Gardens - Melbourne, VIC

Captain Cook's Cottage, Fitzroy Gardens

This cottage of brick and stone was originally the home of Captain Cook's parents at Great Ayton, Yorkshire. It was purchased for the State of Victoria by Mr Russell Grimwade in 1933, brought from England, and re-erected in Fitzroy Gardens.

The ivy on the walls is grown from a slip of the original ivy from Great Ayton. The Union Jack, which is sometimes flown from the flagpole, is as old as the cottage. At the rear of the cottage is a stable in which livestock were kept.


Fitzroy Gardens
Melbourne, VIC, 3000