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Captain Cook statue, Gisborne
There are two monuments honouring Captain Cook in Gisborne. This one is most definitely Cook, but the other statue on Kaiti Hill is known as the �Crook Cook�, because it�s actually an Italian naval officer. Captain Cook�s midshipman Nicholas Young sighted the east coast of the North Island on 6th October 1769. Two days later Cook landed at Kaiti Beach.
SOURCE: Ian Traffor, courtesy of New Zealand Tourism, used with permission
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