On the corner of Captain Cook Road and Hauraki Road, is the picnic area and Captain Cook Memorial, a 3 tonne ship’s anchor.
Originally the memorial took the form of a stone cairn with anchor and plaque marked the landing place of Cook. In 1975, amid much ceremony, the memorial was unveiled by Rev L.M. Rogers, who at that time had had recently been President of the Paeroa Historical Society. This monument suffered vandalism over the years.
The original memorial has recently been built to commemorate Cook’s landing here in 2019, by a Community Project. This is in the form of a large anchor, donated by the Royal Navy of New Zealand,
Celebrating 250 Years
IN THE HAURAKI
GPS Coordinates: -37.339699, 175.610288
Cook’s Log, page 44, vol. 38, no. 2 (2015)
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