Story: East Coast places

Anaura Bay

Anaura Bay

British explorer James Cook made landfall on the southern side of Anaura Bay on 21 October 1769 and met local Māori. This photograph was taken just over 200 years later, by which time the area had no permanent population. In 2011 a scenic reserve abuts the northern side of the still largely unsettled bay.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast places - Tolaga Bay', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33499/anaura-bay (accessed 12 December 2018)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 30 Mar 2015