Story: European discovery of New Zealand

Centennial stamp (2nd of 3)

Centennial stamp

In 1940 New Zealand celebrated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The one-penny stamp of the special centennial issue depicted Captain Cook, his ship the Endeavour, and his map of New Zealand.

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New Zealand Post
Reference: 1940 Centenary of Proclamation of British Sovereignty stamp issue

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John Wilson, 'European discovery of New Zealand - Cook’s achievement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/postage-stamp/1430/centennial-stamp (accessed 15 December 2019)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016