Story: European discovery of New Zealand

Memorials to James Cook

In his circumnavigation of New Zealand, James Cook landed at many points. A large number of these sites, from the Bay of Islands in the north to Dusky Sound in the south, are marked by memorial plaques, and there are statues of Cook in Gisborne and Christchurch. Sites of plaques and memorials are shown on this map, as are places with a Cook Street.

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John Wilson, 'European discovery of New Zealand - Cook’s achievement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

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