Kōrero: Place names

Cape Brett, East Cape and Cape Runaway

Cape Brett, East Cape and Cape Runaway

On Captain James Cook’s first voyage to New Zealand in 1769–70 he named a number of places. There are examples on these coastal sketches from the East Coast and Northland, where the names of Cape Brett (at the entrance to the Bay of Islands), East Cape and Cape Runaway appear for the first time.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: NON-ATL-P-0063-01
Pencil sketch by W. J. W. Hamilton

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Early explorers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/19334/cape-brett-east-cape-and-cape-runaway (accessed 27 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008