Sunday, 8 February 2009

Statues at the Harbour Entrance in Gisborne

By the entrance to Gisborne Harbour there are two statues: one of Captain Cook and one of 'Young Nick' pointing towards the white cliffs across the bay. Nicolas Young was Cook’s cabin boy and was the first member of the crew to sight land - Cook named the headland ‘Young Nick’s Head’.


  1. Those are very lifelike statues! They look rather swashbuckling and romantic (even though they really weren't in real life).
    I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to Gisborne! I very much appreciated seeing all of your photos of your trip. New Zealand is truly beautiful!

  2. I've seen quite a few statues commemorating James Cook in NZ! Last September I visited Ship Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound, a lonely spot. There was also a statue of Cook in the Christchurch gardens: I thought it most unkind that the Queen Victoria statue had her back to him. Like the photos, thank you.