Story: Northland places

An ancient anchor

An ancient anchor

When French explorer Jean François Marie de Surville sailed around the top of Northland in 1769, he lost three anchors. One is now in the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, and this one is in Kaitāia’s Far North Regional Museum.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Kaitāia and district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 June 2023)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015