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Anaura Bay, New Zealand

 

ANAURA BAY, NEW ZEALAND

Cook Cairn

Description:
Cairn cast in concrete, measuring approximately one metre cubed.

History:
Unveiled by Mr C.M. Bowden on 24th June 1958, he was the retiring chairman of the National Historic Places Trust of New Zealand.

Inscription:
Plaque on cairn:

ANAURA BAY
IN THIS BAY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK
ANCHORED AND WATERED HIS SHIP
H.M.S. ENDEAVOUR 20-22 OCT 1769


GPS Coordinates:    -38.232883, 178.308490

Heritage Listing:
Recorded and marked by the National Historic Places Trust of New Zealand.

References:
Cook’s Log, page 311, vol. 7, no. 4 (1984)
Website:  https://photonews.org.nz/gisborne/issue/GPN49_19580724/t1-body-d27.html

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Jack, thank you for your enquiry. I will send you some scans giving details of Cook's visit to Anaura Bay. He was there for a couple of days before he was directed south to Uawa, where it was easier to collect fresh water.
By Cliff Thornton on 9/1/2019 10:02:17 AM Like:0 DisLike:0
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Though born at Uawa I was brought up at Anaura Bay. I have since returned to retire and at present building a home on papakainga. I would dearly love to receive material on Capt Cooks visit here. It would seem to me that most of the storytelling being told today is about Uawa. We do not feature in the Tuia 250 commemorations. Everything I was told by my pakeke seems like it all happened in Uawa not here - because of the wind factor he could not anchor or remain at Anaura long - it also mentions his small boat overturning so the local chief took him to Uawa? The journal notes I've read speaks a great visit and time spent here.
By Jack Papuni on 8/30/2019 6:22:39 AM Like:1 DisLike:0

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