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Te Rawhara: What’s in a name?

12 November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 17 January 2020 @ 5:30 pm

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.

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Start:
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am
End:
17 January 2020 @ 5:30 pm
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Organiser

Tauranga Historical Society
Phone:
07-578 1835
Email:
taurangahistorical@gmail.com
Website:
http://taurangahistorical.blogspot.co.nz

Venue

Tauranga City Library
Tauranga City Library, 91 Willow St, Tauranga, 3110
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3110 New Zealand
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Phone:
07-577 7177
Website:
https://library.tauranga.govt.nz/
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