Motuara Island, Queen Charlotte Sound
30 Mar 1902
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To his left a handkerchief has been placed on the ground. The significance of the handkerchief is outlined by a note on the album page that reads: Highest spot Motuara Island - where the handkerchief sits is where Captain Cook erected a post - On 31 January 1770 the post was set up and New Zealand taken possession of for the use of His Majesty George III and the Sound dignified with the name of Queen Charlotte - a bottle of wine was drunk and the empty bottle given to a Native Chief who was pleased with his present.
Photographer, Russell Duncan.
Photograph: Height x Width: 156 x 214mm