Search results

William Skinner

William Skinner

nzhistory.govt.nz

afield, such as the gannet rookery at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay and Horahora Kakahu – the island near Ocean Bay, Marlborough, where British sovereignty was proclaimed over the South Island. (See also his biography on the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography website.) Alexander Turnbull Library ...

What's in a name?

mch.govt.nz

Origins of place names Cape Turnagain and Cape Kidnappers, as well as how Havelock North started as Havelock, a translation of the longest place name in the world and why there’s an apostrophe in the name Hawke’s Bay are all explained on the newly launched Hawke’s Bay entry on Te Ara – the ...

Christchurch urged to vote for art with their wallets

mch.govt.nz

local history and situational circumstances. Using a wide range of materials and situations, his work is characterised by a playful musing and use of material, language, location and structure. Gentry has a great interest in Christchurch and the city's rebuild; having grown up near Napier and cape ...

Gannet pie for Christmas

Gannet pie for Christmas

nzhistory.govt.nz

Gannets roost at Cape Kidnappers in 2005. Now protected, gannets were used by James Cook for his Christmas 'Goose pye' in 1769. Abel Tasman's New Zealand Christmas  The Christian origins of Christmas meant that before European contact, the celebration had no place in the calendar of ...

Early meetings between peoples

nzhistory.govt.nz

voyage Drawing of Māori at Dusky Sound Tupaia's painting of Joseph Banks Parkinson's Observations French portrait of Māori Haka on board the Astrolabe, 1827 Cook monument, Ship Cove Cook's Diary: Naming Cape Kidnappers Waka Taua/War Canoe seen by Cook Biographies on the DNZB Abel Tasman ...