This event is postponed

Postponed Captain Cook and the doctrine of Discovery

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Wednesday 23 October, 6pm-7.30pm


Level 2, Central City Library

44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland Central

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Contact Susan Healy:

021 024 00058


Event details

Many of us grew up learning that Captain James Cook discovered New Zealand.

The concept of Europeans discovering lands long occupied by indigenous peoples is now under question.

Where did the Doctrine of Discovery come from? Why was Cook counted as discovering New Zealand? What was the context for Cook’s journeying into the Pacific?

Dr Susan Healy and Dr Tim McCreanor talk about these questions and their historical implications.

Mitzi Nairn of Tāmaki Treaty Workers will then lead a discussion on how we can move past this and on to relationships of real encounter.

Brought to you by Tāmaki Treaty Workers and Auckland Libraries

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