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This striking study of Young Nick is typical of the forward outlook of the whole Gisborne district. The bronze statue was erected nearly three years ago, as part of the Cook Bi-centennial.celebrations, and marks the historic sighting of N.Z. aboard Captain Cook's ship, 'Endeavour,' in 1769, on October 7. The statue, presented to the city by the N.Z. Insurance Company, is the work of Auckland sculptor Frank Szirmay and stands in Churchill Park. It was unveiled by the Governor-General, Sir Arthur Porritt.

Back Cover . Looking out to further horizons from the top of Kaiti Hill, the Gisborne Astronomical Society's observatory was also built to mark the 200th anniversary of Cook's first landing in New Zealand. The observatory is very handily situated and is open to the public at specified times.

Next Issue - 6 September 1972