Please sign our petition welcoming the Endeavour replica to New Zealand

In October 1769 Captain James Cook and the crew of his ship the Endeavour anchored in Mercury Bay near Coromandel. Cook and his men were the first Europeans to explore the country and interact with Māori. This October a replica of the Endeavour will anchor in Mercury Bay to commemorate this historic landing 250 years ago. But some want to cancel the ship's visit, claiming that racism began here with the arrival of James Cook. This has even spilled over into an attack on Cook's statue. We think this is absurd - we should celebrate our collective heritage and culture.

Please click here to sign our on-line petition

 

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On signing the petition, Change.org will prompt you to donate to promote the petition on their platform. Another way to support this petition is to donate via credit card to Hobson's Pledge direct by clicking here, or you can donate direct to our Bank A/c 03 0631 0011785 000. 

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