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Māori Tribe Brands Captain Cook 'A Barbarian' And Bans Visit From Explorer's Replica Ship

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

A New Zealand village has refused permission for a replica of Captain Cook's ship to dock there, with the local Māori community branding the explorer a “barbarian.” The vessel is separately circumnavigating Australia and New Zealand as part of commemorations of the navigator's arrival Down Under 250 years ago. Cook used his ship, the HMS Bark Endeavour, to claim Australia for the British during his historic 1768-1771 voyage. But its scheduled stop at Mangonui, in New Zealand's North Island, in October has been cancelled after complaints from indigenous people. Known as the Tuia 250...
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'Wherever he went there were bad outcomes for indigenous people': Maoris ban Captain Cook replica ship from docking in New Zealand port

'Wherever he went there were bad outcomes for indigenous people': Maoris ban Captain Cook replica ship from docking in New Zealand port

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

'We object to using euphemisms like "encounters" to disguise what were actually invasions,' says top representative
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