During his second great voyage of the Pacific Ocean (1772-75), James Cook’s ship briefly visited the remote island of Rapa Nui, known today as Easter Island. A short excursion across the island by his crew resulted in one of the first detailed description of the land, its people and the moai or carved heads. 140 years later, Darlington-born Katherine Routledge carried out the first archaeological work on the island; her detailed investigations form a legacy which has been built on by many archaeologists since.
Refreshments served from 10am. Talk starts at 10.30am.