• Captain Cook statue in St Kilda, Melbourne (Supplied)
Overnight the Captain Cook Statue on the foreshore of Melbourne's St Kilda beach has been decorated with a poster with the words 'A Racist Endeavour'.
By
Rachael Hocking

24 Jan 2019 - 9:32 AM  UPDATED 26 Jan 2019 - 1:04 PM

The action appears to have been taken in solidarity with the 7 days of resistance campaign run by Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) in the lead up to January 26. 

It comes after the government announced it will spend $6.7 million to sail the replica of the Endeavour around the country next year to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's first voyage to Australia and the Pacific. 

But the Prime Minister has been accused of getting his historical facts wrong: while Captain Cook charted the east coast, he did not circumnavigate Australia. 

In response people have taken to social media mocking the gaffe with the hashtag #ThingsCookDid.