Kōrero: European discovery of New Zealand

‘A view in Dusky Bay’ (2 o 2)

‘A view in Dusky Bay’

Unlike the previous image, painted at the time of Cook’s visit to Dusky Sound, this more romantic representation was painted in oils by William Hodges after his return to England. During his stay in the sound, Cook established an observatory to help him fix New Zealand’s position accurately. It was also a chance for Cook to observe the landscape and vegetation, and to make contact with a Māori family living there.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil painting by William Hodges

Permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'European discovery of New Zealand - Cook’s three voyages', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/1424/a-view-in-dusky-bay (accessed 20 August 2022)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016