Story: Anniversaries

Cook anniversary commemoration, 1919 (1st of 2)

Cook anniversary commemoration, 1919

In 1919 there was little New Zealand recognition of the 150th anniversary of British explorer James Cook's first landing in New Zealand, except in Gisborne. There, this sizeable gathering participated in a commemoration at the site of the memorial marking Cook's landing place. The memorial had been erected in 1906.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19191016-46-5
Photograph by C. Troughton Clark

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Anniversaries - Provincialism in anniversaries, 1890 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012