Kōrero: Bay of Plenty region

A bay of plenty

A bay of plenty

This excerpt from a journal entry for 1 November 1769 records James Cook’s first impressions of the Bay of Plenty. The large areas of cultivated land and the friendliness of Māori inspired the name he gave the region.

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Reference: Beaglehole, J. C., The journals of Captain James Cook on his voyage of discovery: the voyage of the Endeavour, 1768-1771. Cambridge: Hakluyt Society, 1955, pp. 188-189

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Māori and European: 1769 to 1869', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/5573/a-bay-of-plenty (accessed 30 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016