Cape Cleveland, Queensland facts for kids
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|Population||124 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Townsville|
The area takes its name from the headland Cape Cleveland, named by Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific in 1770. Cook gave no reason for the name, but it is possible it was in honour of John Clevland, a former Secretary to the British Admiralty. Cook's original choice of name was "Iron Head", but this was crossed and replaced in a revision of his log shortly after leaving the cape.
Cape Cleveland has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Cape Cleveland: Cape Cleveland Light
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