Story: European discovery of New Zealand

The Chatham Islands

The Chatham Islands

In 1791 William Broughton became the first European to discover the islands east of New Zealand which he named after his ship, Chatham. This view of the Chatham Islands was taken by Robin Morrison.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: RMLA, p. 112
Photograph by Robin Morrison

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John Wilson, 'European discovery of New Zealand - Explorers after Cook', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

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