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Cook's Cove, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand

 

COOK’S COVE, TOLAGA BAY, NEW ZEALAND

Cook Monument

 

Description:
Plaque of a cairn which is on a hill in Paremata Block 64A, overlooking the Cove.

History:
In 1964 an agreement was made between the Maori owners of the land, and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust to allow for the erection of a plaque, and public access.
Unveiled in 1966

Inscription:
Plaque

COOK’S COVE
HERE CAPTAIN COOK’S ENDEAVOUR’
GOT WOOD AND WATER.  JOSEPH BANKS
AND DANIEL SOLANDER COLLECTED PLANTS
23 – 29 OCTOBER 1769


GPS Coordinates:  -38.380133,  178.321082

References:
Cook’s Log, page 311, vol. 7, no. 4 (1984)
Website:  https://teara.govt.nz/en/east-coast-places/page-4
Website: https://www.doc.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/east-coast-hawkes-bay/cooks-cove-walkway-brochure.pdf
Porter, Frances, 1978.  A Sense of History.  Wellington, New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

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