27 Aug 2019

First map: How James Cook charted New Zealand

From Nine To Noon, 11:27 am on 27 August 2019

2019 marks 250 years since Captain James Cook's Endeavour made landfall in New Zealand. The difficulties of mapping the coastline and the perils of Cook's expedition have been documented in a new book called 'First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand', written by Tessa Duder and illustrated by David Elliot. Tessa joins Lynn to talk about the very human story behind the historic map.