Nicholas Young, a surgeon’s boy on the Endeavour, was the first on the ship to sight the New Zealand coastline, on 6 October 1769. The headland known as Te Kurī-a-Pāoa/Young Nicks Head is in the middle distance in this photograph. Two days later Endeavour anchored at the mouth of the Tūranganui River, where this statue is sited. It was erected in 1995.
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Photograph by Andy Palmer
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