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Welcome to the i-hīkoi, a digital guided tour of Māori history of Ōtautahi-Christchurch.

The University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) campus is located in an area long occupied by Ngāi Tahu – the local tribe and traditional guardians of this land.

The purpose of this guided walk is to provide staff and students of UOC with an opportunity to explore our histories. This is our gift to you.

This journey will connect current Ōtautahi-Christchurch events with those historical events of both pre and post-colonial settlement.

This journey will highlight signs and stories that have likely been invisible to you before, but which add life, substance and richness in understanding the environment in which we work and study.

We hope that this walk will provide you with a deeper understanding and respect for Ngāi Tahu and the local sub-tribe Ngāi Tūāhuriri.

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