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James Cook: bicentenary parade (1st of 5)

James Cook: bicentenary parade

The bicentenary of explorer James Cook’s first landfall in New Zealand, at Poverty Bay on 8 October 1769, was marked by big celebrations in Gisborne. The events included a parade, which featured on the cover of this souvenir issue of the Gisborne Photo News.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast places - Gisborne', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015