Voyages of Discovery - Great South Land. Through the State Library's incredible collections of maps, journals, letters, paintings, drawings and books explore the stories of exciting voyages of discovery. Find out about adventures of famous explorers like Abel Tasman and James Cook, and descriptions of the strange new flora, fauna and topography of the Great South Land. http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/history_nation/voyages

Map showing Cpt James Cook's tracks. W Palmer. Held in NSW State Library, map

Photos on display in whakapau tangata.

Hokianga exhibition: a selection of historic photos on display in whakapau tangata.

Photos on display in whakapau tangata.

Photos on display in whakapau tangata.

An American Guard at Samoa, including the late Liet. Lansdale.

An American Guard at Samoa, including the late Liet.

Showing Master T B Wallis wearing a suit, boots and a cap, uniform of the Waitemata Bicycle Club, standing beside a Penny Farthing bicycle

Showing Master T B Wallis wearing a suit, boots and a cap, uniform of the Waitemata Bicycle Club, standing beside a Penny Farthing bicycle

Cook Islands choral competition, Otara, 1990.  Members of the Ipukarea Culture Group choir photographed during a choral competition held at Tangaroa College, Otara, 22 July 1990.  Date: 22 July 1990 Location: Otara Medium: Black and white photograph , 19 x 12 cm  South Auckland Research Centre, Courier collection, box 47/44. Footprints 03385

Cook Islands choral competition, Otara, 1990. Members of the Ipukarea Culture Group choir photographed during a choral competition held at Tangaroa College, Otara, 22 July 1990. Date: 22 July 1990 Location: Otara Medium: Black and white photograph , 19 x 12 cm South Auckland Research Centre, Courier collection, box 47/44. Footprints 03385

Showing flower bedecked island girls at Rarotonga singing a welcome to the Vice Regal party during the visit to the Cook Islands.Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19140709-51-2 '

Showing flower bedecked island girls at Rarotonga singing a welcome to the Vice Regal party during the visit to the Cook Islands.

The Samoan Commissioners.Full length group portrait of the Samoan commissioners, Mr F Speck Von Sternburg (Germany), Mr Bartlett Tripp (United States), Mr Morgan (Secretary), and Mr C N E Eliot (Great Britain)

The Samoan Commissioners.Full length group portrait of the Samoan commissioners, Mr F Speck Von Sternburg (Germany), Mr Bartlett Tripp (United States), Mr Morgan (Secretary), and Mr C N E Eliot (Great Britain)

People of the North Hokianga, photos by Marg Morrow.

Photographs from 1982 to 1992 by Marg Morrow show an important emerging consciousness of the people of the Hokianga. These photos portray the people within their own environment and the land they have in common.

Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia. 1868 Ngati Manawa,Ngati Te Reinga and Te Kaitutae

Meri Te Tai Mangakahia - New Zealand. In 1893 Meri addressed the Maori parliament to ask that Maori women be allowed to vote for and become members of that body.


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