#64339. Asked by melaniegb. (Apr 06 06 11:31 AM)
The Whitsunday Islands first documented, European history began on June 4th, 1770, when Captain James Cook sailed through the islands on his voyage up Australia's east coast. Previously naming the island chain collectively as the Cumberland Islands, the Captain then named the 'Whitsunday Passage' after the day in which he thought he had sailed through it - Whit Sunday.
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