1969 Captain Cook Commemoration
Mar 13, 2013Public
Photo: 1969-09-25 Schedule of Events - Page 1
Photo: 1969-09-25 Schedule of Events - Page 2
Photo: 1969-09-25 Schedule of Events - Page 3
Photo: Honor Guard practicing in Pago Pago prior to arriving in Gisborne,NZ
Video: Captain Cook Commemoration & Parade VIDEO - 1969-10-09
This B&W National Film Unit archive film was made Oct 1969, and looks at the bicentennial celebrations of Captain Cook's arrival in Gisborne. The film shows the international Naval Fleet in Poverty Bay, parades, celebrations at the Cook landing Memorial (before the Port reclamation separated it from the historic landing beaches), the Maori welcome at Anaura Bay, a totem pole given to the people of New Zealand by Canada, and the unveiling of the Cook statue on Kaiti Hill. Video supplied by the NZTV Archives.
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Photo: Medallion we received (sleeve)
Photo: Medallion we received - front
Photo: Medallion we received - back
Photo: NZ Dollar coin produced  - front (courtesy of Joseph Jetton, 1967-70, ETN3)
Photo: NZ Dollar coin produced  - back (courtesy of Joseph Jetton, 1967-70, ETN3)
Photo: Newspaper article, late 1969