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Canadian totem pole

Canadian totem pole

Totem Pole

Canada presented this Indian totem pole to New Zealand in October 1969 to mark the 200 anniversary of the arrival in New Zealand of Captain James Cook, whose contributions as navigator and explorer forged an historical link between the 2 countries.  The totem pole is emblematic of those Captain Cook would have seen on his final exploratory voyage along Canada's west coast.

This gift from Canada was carried to Gisborne by the Canadian Destroyer HMCS St. Croix.

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