During Captain Cook's second voyage, in 1773, a temporary observatory was set up at this site above Pickersgill Harbour in Dusky Sound by William Wales (of the Board of Longitude) in order to fix the position of New Zealand.

Panorama of Astronomer's Point - click and drag to view 360°

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Special thanks to the skipper and crew of the Milford Wanderer. September 22, 2016.