Kōrero: Whanganui places

James Cook statue, Marton

James Cook statue, Marton

Marton originally had the rather less felicitous name of Tūtaenui (dung heap). It was renamed in 1869, the centenary of British navigator James Cook’s first sighting of New Zealand – Cook was born in Marton in Yorkshire, England.

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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - Lower Rangitīkei', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18988/james-cook-statue-marton (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015