1848: The Acheron Survey
February 28, 2019
November 1848: HMS Acheron arrives in New Zealand under Captain John Lort Stokes.
Between 1848 and 1851 she made a coastal survey of New Zealand, the first such survey since Captain Cook. Later, as acting captain of Beagle, he visited New Zealand (and Australia) again and his surveys led to his 1846 book (volume 2) which says very little of Nz, sadly. Must have been of great service to Grey and the colony.