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Cook Collection - New Zealand

 
The only known European contact with New Zealand prior to Cook's voyages was a short and hostile interaction when Abel Tasman visited Golden Bay on the north west tip of the South Island in 1642. On 8 October 1769 the Endeavour, after 2 months at sea, anchored in a bay on the eastern side of the North Island. This was a case of first contact, and Cook and his crew did not succeed in peaceful interactions with the local Maori group, so the ship left the area with Cook naming it Poverty Bay. However the Endeavour went on to circumnavigate both the North and South Islands and there was contact with many different Maori groups and exchanges of goods were made.
New Zealand was visited by French ships in 1769 and 1772, and Cook's ships returned on both the 2nd (1773) and third (1777) voyages. Kaeppler suggests that the availability of iron tools and the influence of European ideas and desires for certain goods may have stimulated changes in artefact production over the period of interactions [1978, p171].
As this AM collection came via Cook's widow and is therefore probably personal to Cook himself, it cannot be identified to a specific voyage, area or date. Kaeppler documents the types of artefacts collected from New Zealand during Cook's voyages [1978, pp171-205]. Over 40 cloaks were collected (H000103), a large number of body ornaments (H000222, H000156,H000063), feather boxes and musical instruments. Many weapons of nearly every type were collected, but this Cook collection has only one of these, a stone patu (H000085). There are 3 stone adze blades (H000082,83,84) and two fish hooks (H000137, H000138). Kaeppler notes that food preparation equipment was seldom collected, perhaps because exchanges happened away from the villages, and between men [1978,p199].

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000063 - 27/8/1894, ear ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000081 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000082 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000083 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000084 - 27/8/1894, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000085 - 27/8/1894, club, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000103 - 28/8/1894, cape, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000137 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000138 - 28/8/1894, fish hook, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000156 - 27/8/1894, ear ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000222 - 29/8/1894, neck ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000251 - 26/2/1895, club, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000252 - 26/2/1895, club, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000266 - 26/2/1895, bow, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000300 - 2/3/1895, paddle, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000301 - 2/3/1895, paddle, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000302 - 2/3/1895, paddle, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000308 - 26/2/1895, canoe, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000317 - 2/3/1895, club, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000318 - 2/3/1895, club, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000319 - 2/3/1895, club, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000326 - 2/3/1895, fish hook, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000332 - 5/3/1895, ear ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000333 - 5/3/1895, ear ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000334 - 5/3/1895, ear ornament, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000335 - 5/3/1895, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000356 - 5/3/1895, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000363 - 5/3/1895, club, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000364 - 5/3/1895, club, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000372 - 5/3/1895, club, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000383 - 5/3/1895, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000384 - 5/3/1895, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000386 - 5/3/1895, fish hook, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

H000612 - 14/7/1909, adze head, , , , New Zealand - Aotearoa, Pacific
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