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Whitianga (inhabited place)

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Subject Source: Local sources

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Mercury Bay - where Captain Cook took the transit of Mercury, 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089A/3
Scope and Contents 232 x 186 mm. A view of Whitianga, with a jetty in the foreground leading to houses, the 'Whitiangi Hotel' and the 'Whitiangi Music Hall'. The photograph also has several people posing for the camera. Mercury Bay is a large inlet on the east coast of Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island. Whitianga is situated at a narrow strait between Mercury Bay and Whitianga Harbour, an inland extension of the Bay. It was east of Whitianga, at Cook's Beach, that Cook observed the transit of...
Dates: 1870
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