Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Early European visitors: Te Horetā Te Taniwha (3rd of 3)

Early European visitors: Te Horetā Te Taniwha

Surveyor Charles Heaphy made this pencil drawing of Te Horetā Te Taniwha, who was living in the vicinity of Coromandel, around 1850. In 1852 the elderly Horeta narrated for posterity his boyhood encounter with the Endeavour and its captain, James Cook, at Mercury Bay in November 1769.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Pencil sketch by Charles Heaphy

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Māori and European: 1769 to 1840', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/30399/early-european-visitors-te-horeta-te-taniwha (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016