Story: Early mapping

Kāwhia Harbour

In 1851 the hydrographic survey of the New Zealand coast was taken over by Commander Byron Drury and the Pandora. Drury and his crew spent four years charting parts of the northern coastline, such as Kāwhia Harbour (1854). The surgeon on the Pandora, John Jolliffe, commented that while it was ‘no doubt interesting work for those actually employed on survey duties …for us lookers-on it is very tedious’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl 832.17aj/1854/Acc.13237

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How to cite this page:

Melanie Lovell-Smith, 'Early mapping - The coastline: 1840 to 1855', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/10796/kawhia-harbour (accessed 20 October 2017)

Story by Melanie Lovell-Smith, published 24 Sep 2007