18 Feb 2015

What may be the oldest waka landing sites in Aotearoa

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 18 February 2015

Researchers have discovered some of what may be the oldest landing sites in Aotearoa for waka as captured by Abel Tasman's artist in 1642. They made several trips to sea to find the exact place from which the original Dutch drawings were made.

Gallery: images comparing contemporary geography with the original Dutch drawings


Taupo Point in the Witsen image and as it is from the same point at sea. Images courtesy of Rudiger Mack and Dr Rosanne Hawarden.