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The 250th Anniversary of the Historic visit by Captain James Cook to Mercury Bay - 1769

Friday, 1 November 2019 - 9:00am

The town of Whitianga and surrounds will be celebrating the historic 250th anniversary of the visit to Mercury Bay (Te Whanganui a Hei) by Captain James Cook in 1769. 

Captain James Cook in the Mercury Bay
After Landing on Cooks Beach in the  November of 1769, Captain James Cook observed the transit of Mercury across the evening sky, calling the area Mercury Bay.  He continued to travel and explore the coast and the area for 12 days before continuaing his journey on the ship The Endeavour.

The replica of the Enbeavour will be in Mercury Bay for  November 2019. Dates to be confirmed.


Mercury Bay

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