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Pickersgill Harbour, Dusky Bay, New Zealand

 

PICKERSGILL HARBOUR, DUSKY BAY, NZ
Plaque to James Cook

Description:
Bronze plaque fixed to rocks, at Astronomer’s Point in Fiordland.
This site can only be reached by boat.

History:
Plaque is dated 1963, it was placed there by the A. Charles Begg and his brother Neil C. Begg, who wrote the book “Dusky Bay - In the Steps of Captain Cook”, published by Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd in 1966, in which there is a photo of the brothers installing the plaque.

Inscription:

PICKERSGILL HARBOUR
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK
MOORED THE BARK “RESOLUTION”
IN THE HARBOUR
FROM 27th MARCH UNTIL 28th APRIL
1773
                                                                                                                                                1963

 


Latitude/Longitude: 45°46’S, 166°34’E

References:
Begg, A. Charles & Neil C., 1966. Dusky Bay. Christchurch, Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd.
Website: http://www.supertedv.co.uk/Dusky%20Sound.html

 

 

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