Story: Historic places

Cook plaque at Anaura Bay

Cook plaque at Anaura Bay.

The National Historic Places Trust founded in 1955 initially concentrated on recording and marking historic places. This plaque commemorating Lieutenant James Cook’s visit to Anaura Bay, on the East Coast, in October 1769 was unveiled by the chair of the trust, C. M. Bowden, in June 1958.

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Tairawhiti Museum, Te Whare Taonga O Te Tairawhiti
Reference: Gisborne Photo News, 24 July 1958, p. 36

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Ben Schrader, 'Historic places - Re-inventing historic buildings, 1930s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 19 Aug 2016