Tuia – Southern Encounters

Tuia – Southern Encounters
7 Sep 2019 to 9 Nov 2019
10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday
When Cook sailed down the Otago coast in 1770, he observed what he thought to be a barren uninhabited land...
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Hocken Gallery
Address: 
90 Anzac Avenue Dunedin Central
Region: 
Otago

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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 foodgathering sites remind us that long before Cook claimed Te Waipounamu for Great Britain, this land was the dearest possession of another people.

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Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena

22 Aug 2019

Open to the public |  Free admission Nau Mai, Haere Mai