Into the 'South Seas'
"Resolution and Adventure" medal, 1772,
1772, Barnett, William, Boulton and Fothergill, Westwood, John (1744–1792), England. Provenance unknown. Te Papa
Medal for 'first'
James Cook took 2,000 medals on his second expedition (1772–75) – to be ‘left upon new discovered countries as testimonies of being first discoveries’. So far, eleven have been found in New Zealand.