Story: Marlborough region

Māori at Ship Cove

Māori at Ship Cove

This painting by John Webber depicts Māori fishing at Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound. Webber was the official artist on James Cook’s third Pacific voyage of exploration. Cook’s ship the Resolution spent two weeks in Ship Cove in February 1777. Cook had also visited the cove on his previous voyages.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B--098-015
Aquatint by John Webber

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Early Europeans', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/31754/maori-at-ship-cove (accessed 26 April 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016