The Cook’s ‘Resolution’ medal

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1772

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With kind permission from the Otago Museum, Dunedin

Abstract

Two thousand bronze (or brass) medals were struck in England for Cook to distribute to local people in various places during the second voyage of discovery. Forster’s ‘medals’ in his Voyage Round the World (1777) may be a reference to these tangible relics associated with the great navigator. This bronze medal was found at Murderers’ Beach (now Whareakeake), and later gifted to the Otago Museum by the Thomson family in 1925.

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___, “The Cook’s ‘Resolution’ medal,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed April 14, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6857.