Statue in Christchurch, New Zealand of Captain James Cook RN d. 1779
Victoria Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
'PRESENTED BY MATTHEW FRANK BARNETT A CITIZEN OF CHRISTCHURCH 1932', 'JAMES COOK / CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY / CIRCUMNAVIGATOR / WHO FIRST HOISTED THE / BRITISH FLAG IN NEW ZEALAND / AND EXPLORED HER SEAS / AND COASTS 1769-70 1773-4 1777 / OCEANI INVESTIGATOR ACERRIMUS'
Materials: Marble, granite
Date Erected: 10/8/1932
Artists: William Trethewey
Date of Death: 14/2/1779
Cause of Death: Killed by indigenous people
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bibliography: 'Christchurch Times' 9, 10, 20 August 1929, 10 January, 2 February, 6 September, 12 December 1930, 2 August 1932.