Story: Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes

Captain Cook memorial, Gisborne

Captain Cook memorial, Gisborne

This monument marks the place where Captain James Cook first landed in New Zealand, in October 1769. The site is also recognised as the landing place of the Horouta and Te Ikaroa-a-Rauru canoes, which brought many of the ancestors of the Tūranganui-a-Kiwa people to the country.

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Nick Tūpara, 'Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes - Contacts and conflicts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Nick Tūpara, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017