Story: European discovery of New Zealand

Impressions of ‘Dusky Bay’ (1st of 2)

Impressions of ‘Dusky Bay’

In the autumn of 1773 James Cook spent six weeks in Dusky Sound, resting and recuperating between expeditions. William Hodges, the artist on Cook’s second voyage, drew this view of the entrance to ‘Dusky Bay’. The forbidding aspect of the coast gives little hint of the haven Cook found there.

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Reference: PXD 11 f.32a
Watercolour by William Hodges

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John Wilson, 'European discovery of New Zealand - Cook’s three voyages', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/1423/impressions-of-dusky-bay (accessed 19 August 2019)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016