When James Cook came across New Zealand, following his official mission of observing the transit of Venus in June 1769, it was because he was searching for the Great Southern continent which many believed existed. He was not specifically looking for New Zealand, as Abel Tasman had already discovered it is 1642. New Zealand was on Cook's route to find the "Unknown" continent, and a useful place to trade for fresh supplies.
James Cook mapped New Zealand in 1769.
James Cook first sighted New Zealand in October 1769.
James Cook did not discover New Zealand. New Zealand was discovered by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642. However, James Cook was in command of HMS Bark The Endeavour when he circumnavigated New Zealand in 1769.
James Cook circumnavigated and charted (mapped) the main islands of New Zealand in 1769-70.
James cook is the person who discovered Australia New zealand and Hawaii
James Cook circumnavigated and charted New Zealand on his first voyage, the one in which he commanded the Endeavour.
James Cook was the first known European to circumnavigate and chart the main islands of New Zealand. He was also the one who claimed New Zealand for Great Britain.
When James Cook first arrived in New Zealand, there were no cities. The indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maori, who were the first people there, did not build cities.
Yes. James Cook was the first known European explorer to circumnavigate and chart (map) the main islands of New Zealand.
Contrary to popular opinion, James Cook (who was not a Captain at this stage, but a Lieutenant) was not the first to find New Zealand. Abel Tasman discovered it in 1642. However, James Cook sighted the islands in October 1769, which is when he commenced his circumnavigation of New Zealand.
HMS Endeavour. (Note: James Cook did not discover New Zealand.)
James Cook only travelled to New Zealand and Australia once.
New Zealand was put on the map by Captain James Cook who discovered it.
Captain James Cook
New Zealand and Australia.
Yes. Lieutenant James Cook (not a captain at that stage) circumnavigated the main islands of New Zealand in 1769 and 1770.
James Cook did not discover New Zealand, just as he did not discover Australia. New Zealand was discovered by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642. Cook circumnavigated New Zealand in 1769.
James Cook did not name New Zealand. New Zealand had already been named by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642 - over 130 years before Cook's expedition.
Captain James Cook was the first known European to actually land on New Zealand, although the islands had been discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642.
James Cook first arrived in New Zealand in October 1769. He first anchored The Endeavour in Poverty Bay, which he originally named "Endeavour Bay".
James Cook visited New Zealand between October 1769 and February 1770. During this time, he circumnavigated and charted the North and South Islands.
James Cook (not yet a captain) explored New Zealand in 1769, just prior to his arrival in Australia.
No. New Zealand was discovered by European explorer Abel Tasman some time after the Maori people had already settled there. James Cook circumnavigated the islands of New Zealand 127 years after Tasman came across them.
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