Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Captain Cook, Continued…



So, as I was saying a couple of weeks back, in the New Zealand town of Gisborne stands what has since been uncovered as fake statue of Captain James Cook. What I indeed failed to mention at the time, was that, just down the road, there is in fact a ‘proper’ statue of him! Ahem, here it is…

Gisborne, on the north island of New Zealand was the site of Cook’s first landing at New Zealand, back in 1769! He later went on to become the first person to navigate and map around the islands. Some quality Captain Cook statue coverage once again, from Mr Wondering Poll

1 comment:

Ballerina said...

Needless to say, this is not where Captain Cook got cooked---ouch!