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Spring Into Summer Talk Series - Tessa Duder: SOLD OUT


Tue 22 Oct 2019, 3:30pm–4:30pm

Where: Whangarei Central Library, 5 Rust Avenue, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

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Meet renowned New Zealand author Tessa Duder who will be discussing her latest book, First Map - how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand.

Tessa has been long fascinated by James Cook’s iconic ‘New Zealand’ chart and the challenges he overcame to create it. With some experience of sailing on a modern square-rigger, she set out to write a straightforward account of Lieutenant James Cook’s circumnavigation over the summer of 1769-70.

First Map, which is designed to be enjoyed by the whole family, is published to coincide with the Tuia - Encounters 250 commemoration of James Cook's 1769-70 journey around New Zealand, which will see Australia’s magnificent Endeavour replica and a flotilla of vessels including double-hulled waka and Spirit of New Zealand, follow the route he took.

Copies of First Map will be available to purchase and signing.

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