Famous Explorers

A DigitalNZ Story by National Library of New Zealand Topics

James Cook, Roald Amundsen, Edmund Hillary and Yuri Gagarin had the spirit of adventure to explore land, ocean and space. This topic covers the age of exploration, and voyaging, famous explorers, and Kupe’s discovery of New Zealand. SCIS No. 1831898

technology, social_sciences, history

Joseph Banks

Biography of Joseph Banks

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

James Cook stamp

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Polynesian explorers

Polynesian explorers - Early explorers

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Explorers

DigitalNZ

Place names by Abel Tasman

Place names: Abel Tasman

Radio New Zealand

Abel Janszoon Tasman

Story: Tasman, Abel Janszoon -

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Marc Joseph Marion du Fresne

Marion du Fresne, Marc Joseph - Biography

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Tapa whenua – naming places

Tapa whenua – naming places: Traditions and place names from Polynesia

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Maui

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

William Colenso

Biography of William Colenso

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Dieffenbach’s account of New Zealand

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Cook’s 1773 map of New Zealand

Cook’s map of New Zealand, 1773

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Amy Johnson

AMY JOHNSON (Hutt News, 04 May 1932)

National Library of New Zealand

Woman in space

Radio New Zealand

Julius Haast’s geological sketch map of Canterbury

Geological sketch map of the Province of Canterbury New Zealand

Auckland Libraries

Captain Robert Falcon Scott

Alexander Turnbull Library

Hillary reaches South Pole

Hillary Reaches Pole (1958)

British Pathé

Ernest Henry Shackleton

Photographer unknown: Ernest Henry Shackleton

Alexander Turnbull Library

Roald Amundsen

Head and shoulders portrait of Roald Amundsen

Alexander Turnbull Library

World explorers

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Zheng He

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Famous explorers

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Famous explorers

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Edmund Hillary

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Daniel Boone

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Female explorers

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Tracks

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Hernan Cortes

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Vasco da Gama

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The discovery of New Zealand

Captains Cook Chart of New Zealand

Auckland Libraries

Fossils collected by Ferdinand von Hochstetter

Fossils collected by Hochstetter

Auckland Libraries

Charles Heaphy

Alexander Turnbull Library

Captain Robert Scott

Robert Falcon Scott in his den, Antarctica

Alexander Turnbull Library

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes. 3 April, 2008

Alexander Turnbull Library

Maui

‘Maui’

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Kupe - The Discoverer

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Explorers

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