Kōrero: East Coast places

James Cook: statue of ‘Young Nick’ (5 o 5)

James Cook: statue of ‘Young Nick’

Nicholas Young, a surgeon’s boy on the Endeavour, was the first on the ship to sight the New Zealand coastline, on 6 October 1769. The headland known as Te Kurī-a-Pāoa/Young Nicks Head is in the middle distance in this photograph. Two days later Endeavour anchored at the mouth of the Tūranganui River, where this statue was erected in 1995.

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Photograph by Andy Palmer

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast places - Gisborne', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/33529/james-cook-statue-of-young-nick (accessed 28 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015