Sunday, December 18, 2016

Thames (NZ): Captain Cook's visit in 1769

While the town prepares for the 150th Commemorations for the Thames Goldfield, there is another milestone on the horizon. That of November 2019, when the area will remember the 250th Anniversary of Captain Cook's visit to the area.

Already, the Cook's Landing Memorial near Netherton has been given a complete makeover. Large information plaques give full information on the momentous visit. (see photos below)