EventsA look at what is taking place in Mercury Bay this year
When Toawaka Met Cook
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.
The Mercury Bay Museum in Whitianga has recently unveiled a new HMS Buffalo exhibit. Work on the exhibit began in February this year and was completed at the end of June. “Myself and my volunteer team have been working hard over the last few months to put together the...
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