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Young Nick's Head
The promontory was the first land sighted by the crew of Capt. James Cook's ship Endeavour on October 7, 1769. Cook had promised to reward the first person to sight land, and the honour fell to Nicholas Young, a young assistant to the ship's surgeon. The headland was named in his honour.
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