For amateur historians and trivia collectors everywhere

Location: Masterton, New Zealand

I survived school history despite the best efforts of the education system to bore me to death. Many years later, I discovered Treaties, dates, the movement of nations, are mere context. The fascination is in the details.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Success! Blogger is co-operating again (see yesterday's post).

Here are the photos from the gathering on Queen's Wharf to celebrate Captain Cook's birthday. At left is Ken Scadden, historian and museum consultant, reading an opening speech. Cannon in the background ready for firing and chrome foghorn rigged to an air tank for making lots of celebratory noise.


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