Tuesday 3 September 2019 10:28pm
When James Cook sailed down the Otago coast in 1770 he observed what he thought to be a barren uninhabited land. This exhibition weaves together taonga, images, maps, and knowledge handed down from ancestors to tell the story of how fifty generations had been living in southern New Zealand when the first explorers from another world visited these shores. The names of lakes and rivers, mountains, settlements and food gathering sites remind us that long before Cook claimed Te Waipounamu for Great Britain, this land was the dearest possession of another people.
Tuia – Southern Encounters
Free exhibition at the Hocken Collections Gallery, first floor 90 Anzac Ave
Curated by Hocken Librarian Sharon Dell
Sat 7 Sep to Sat 9 Nov 2019