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Broken Bay

New South Wales, Australia

Although Captain James Cook’s description of “broken land, which appeared to form a bay” gave rise to Broken Bay’s name, experts dispute whether or not it is actually the site referred to in Cook’s logs.1 The Bay, which is located along the New South Wales coast about 20 miles north of downtown Sydney, is home to a large number of seabirds and other wildlife.2

25-cent Australian postage stamp picturing Broken Bay in New South Wales
Broken Bay



  1. King, G.A. Pittwater Commemorative Cairn to be Unveiled Today. Pittwater Online News. 22 Jan. 2012. Accessed 24 Oct. 2012.
  2. Cook, Aaron. Sailing the Endeavour: Day Four. Australian Geographic. 6 May 2010. Accessed 24 Oct. 2012.

Published 2018-06-18