Kōrero: French

Commemorating New Zealand’s discovery (2 o 2)

Commemorating New Zealand’s discovery

In 1997 a series of stamps was issued to mark New Zealand’s discovery by individual explorers from Kupe and Māui to Captain James Cook. Honouring Jean François de Surville, this stamp features the anchor of his ship St Jean Baptiste, and the site at Tokerau where his ship anchored. The French explorer Dumont d’Urville was also recognised in the series.

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Reference: 1997 Discoverers of New Zealand stamp issue

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Tessa Copland, 'French - Explorers and missionaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/postage-stamp/1584/commemorating-new-zealands-discovery (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Tessa Copland, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2016