Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet

Landmark in Canberra

Built in 1970 to mark the bicentenary of British explorer James Cook's landfall, this memorial near Regatta Point consists of a 6-tonne column of water shooting up to 147m into the air. In recent years it's been plagued with problems and, despite a multi-million-dollar repair job, it was still only operating sporadically at the time of research. There is also a skeleton globe on the shore on which Cook's three great voyages are traced.