Story: Sailing and windsurfing

Akarana returned to Australia (3rd of 3)

Akarana returned to Australia

In 1987 the Akarana was purchased by the New Zealand government and restored in Auckland. In 1988, 100 years after it first crossed the Tasman, it was presented back to the Australian people to mark the bicentenary of European settlement there. New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange (left) and Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke (right) read a commemorative plaque marking the gift.

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Reference: 1988/051/1/16

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Harold Kidd, 'Sailing and windsurfing - 1880s: increasing sophistication', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7124/akarana-returned-to-australia (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Harold Kidd, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jun 2016