Story: Northland region

Mapping Northland

Mapping Northland

Northland’s distinctive narrow peninsula, bounded by the Tasman Sea on the west and the Pacific Ocean on the east, is depicted with impressive accuracy on this map published in 1773. It was based on charts made by Lieutenant James Cook in 1769–70.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015