Kōrero: European discovery of New Zealand

Cook’s South Cape (3 o 3)

Cook’s South Cape

In the second of two main mistakes on Cook’s map of New Zealand, Stewart Island is recorded as a possible peninsula. In fact, Cook thought there probably was a passage between what he mapped as South-west Bay and South-east Bay, and left his chart incomplete. Foveaux Strait was first discovered when an American sealing ship sailed through it in 1804.

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John Wilson, 'European discovery of New Zealand - Cook’s three voyages', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/1421/cooks-south-cape (accessed 30 June 2022)

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