Posts made in May, 2019

Last days of great Russell Museum Exhibition

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Media | 0 comments

An important and startling new piece of Bay of Islands history was revealed at a Russell Museum Exhibition opening recently for the opening of Paradise Lost, an exhibition looking at the life and achievements of the distinguished 18th c Swedish botanist Daniel Solander. In the speeches that followed master carver and kaumatua, Te Warahi Hetaraka revealed that his famous tupuna, the Ngare Raumati rangatira Te Koukou, had been shot through the thigh by Solander. The shooting took place in 1769.  It happened on Motuarohia, Roberton Island, shortly after Captain James Cook had brought...

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