Captain Cook 250th Anniversary Celebrations upset Maori

Captain Cook 250th Anniversary Celebrations upset Maori

Leigh-Marama McLachlan  Wellington, May 9, 2019 More than $20 million is being spent on events and resources to mark the anniversary of Cook’s landing in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, later named Gisborne, in 1769. Indigenous rights advocate Tina Ngata said that his landing was not a cause for celebration. “Māori are still very mamae and we are still labouring under the historical and…

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