Kōrero: European discovery of New Zealand

Drawing of Pittosporum tenuifolium (2 o 2)

Drawing of Pittosporum tenuifolium

As Banks and Solander collected plants, the artist on Cook’s first voyage, Sydney Parkinson, made sketches and wrote notes. Subsequently coloured engravings such as this were prepared on the basis of Parkinson’s sketches. These sketches and Banks' specimens formed the foundation of New Zealand botany.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: B.038595

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'European discovery of New Zealand - Cook’s achievement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/1428/drawing-of-pittosporum-tenuifolium (accessed 26 September 2020)

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