26 April 2018

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Replica of the Endeavour at Cathedral Cove

Captain James Cook discovers The Coromandel

The observation of the transit of Mercury enabled Captain James Cook to establish the geographic coordinates of New Zealand - literally placing it on the world map and resulting in the now familiar place names of Mercury Bay and Cooks Beach.

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Lookout from Shakesppear cliff down into Lonely Bay and Cooks Beach

Kupe's Footsteps

Kupe was the first Polynesian explorer to sight The Coromandel. In around 950 AD, before the canoe migrations, Kupe travelled from Raiatea, Hawaiki in the mighty double canoe, Matahourua.

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