Story: Māori overseas

The Resolution and Discovery at Huahine

The Resolution and Discovery at Huahine

This scene was originally drawn by James Clevely, carpenter on the Resolution. It shows the ships Resolution and Discovery at anchor in the harbour at Huahine, Tahiti, in 1777. This was the destination of the two Māori boys, Te Weherua and Koa, who had boarded the Resolution at Queen Charlotte Sound earlier that year. Their fate is unknown.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-036-020
Hand-coloured aquatint by Francis Jukes

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Carl Walrond, 'Māori overseas - 18th- and 19th-century travellers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005