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On Cook's trail : a holiday history of Captain Cook in New Zealand

Author: John Darkin
Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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James Cook visited New Zealand three times, although twice only briefly. His early contacts with Maori didn't merely establish Britain's colonial credentials, they set the tone for future race relations between two different cultures. This is not a definitive, blow-by-blow account of all Cook's meetings and landings, but an edited highlight - a holiday history of his tour of the North and South islands summarising  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
History
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Darkin
ISBN: 9780790011158 0790011158
OCLC Number: 166312235
Description: 94 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Captain Cook --
The men and their ship --
Cook's missions --
Abel Tasman --
First mission --
"I name this place Poverty Bay" --
Hawke's Bay --
Anaura Bay and Tolaga Bay --
Bay of Plenty --
Mercury Bay --
Firth of Thames --
Bay of Islands --
Doubtless Bay and North Cape --
In Tasman's wake --
Mt Egmont/Taranaki --
Queen Charlotte Sound --
Cook Strait to Cape Turnagain --
The Mainland --
Home again --
Second voyage 1772-75 --
Third voyage 1776-80 --
Cook's legacy.
Responsibility: John Darkin.

Abstract:

James Cook visited New Zealand three times, although twice only briefly. His early contacts with Maori didn't merely establish Britain's colonial credentials, they set the tone for future race relations between two different cultures. This is not a definitive, blow-by-blow account of all Cook's meetings and landings, but an edited highlight - a holiday history of his tour of the North and South islands summarising the reasons why Cook was sent to this faraway land, what he discovered when he arrived and the interactions with people he encountered including the major historical personalities such as Banks, Tupaia and Solander. Structured by region, the Cook's tour begins in Poverty Bay before heading around to cover Hawke's Bay, Cape Kidnappers, Anaura Bay, Tolaga Bay, Thames, the Bay of Plenty, Mercury Bay, the Bay of Islands, Doubtless Bay, North Cape, Taranaki/Mt Egmont, Cape Palliser, Cape Turnagain, Kaikoura, Banks Island, Queen Charlotte Sound, Cook Strait, Dusky Bay and Stephens Island and more. Each chapter includes a 'Cook's Trail' section detailing the noted landmarks, monuments and memorials, historic pa, museums and info centres, hill-tops, coves, beaches and local opportunities for hikes or cruises by boat.

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