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French Navigators & Naturalists

Author Talk by Mike Lee


New Zealand Archaeology Week runs from 27 April to 5 May this year. Tauranga Library is marking the occasion with a visit from author Mike Lee.

Mike Lee first came across the journals of Dumont d’Urville’s 1827 Astrolabe voyage in 1996, when writing his thesis for a University of Auckland Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences.

This sparked his interest in the largely unappreciated role of French navigators and naturalists in the scientific discovery of New Zealand, the Pacific and Southern Ocean, and he has been researching and writing about this aspect of New Zealand’s natural history ever since.

No registration required.

Day: Friday 26th April
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
Venue: City Library, 91 Willow St, Tauranga

Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated.