The forgotten story of Tupaia, the star navigator who helped James Cook reach Australia

2020-04-20T08:34:40+10:00April 9th, 2020|

Polynesian High Priest and star navigator, Tupaia, from Raiatea, a Tahitian island believed to be the cradle of Polynesian culture, played a crucial role in Captain James Cook's voyage to the southern ocean in 1769/70. Tupaia was able to communicate well with Maori when they landed at Poverty Bay, [...]