Presented by: Tauranga Historical Society
On the evening of Friday 3 November 1769, First Lieutenant James Cook sought shelter at Tūhua. His journal entry for the day concluded with an act of renaming, communicated as follows: this Island I have call’d the Mayor. As a result of this act, Tūhua became known as Mayor Island.
250 years on, this exhibition tells the story of Tūhua before Cook’s arrival. Information about Mōtītī, a neighbouring island, and Cook’s voyage have also been included.
Location: Ngā Wāhi Rangahau: Research Collections at Tauranga City Library.
Exhibition open until Friday 17 January 2020.