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When Toawaka Met Cook

Past Events

22 June  2019, 11am
Mercury Bay Museum


We are so excited to be hosting this event this weekend!! Come in, purchase a book, get it signed and then have a look around the museum!! See you Saturday!!

Head to the Mercury Bay Museum Saturday 22 June 2019 for the book launch of ‘ When Toawaka Met Cook’.

An account of 12 extraordinary days in November 1769, when James Cook and his Endeavour crew met Ngāti Hei chief Toawaka and his people in Te Whanganui o Hei (Mercury Bay), Coromandel, in a historic and groundbreaking encounter between Māori and European civilisations.

Te Whanganui o Hei Mercury 250 Trust




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