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The Puketoi Station textiles and what they can tell us

23 Oct 2019
Lunch time 12 – 1pm
Dr Catherine Smith discusses the different textiles and plants that form the Puketoi Station Kete
Event type: 
Public Program
Hocken Gallery
90 Anzac Avenue Dunedin Central


In this informal and free floor talk Dr Catherine Smith will discuss the different textiles and plants that form the Puketoi Station textiles, and what they show us about the people that made them and how they lived.

Catherine is a Senior Lecturer in the Archaeology programme, University of Otago and has research interests in material culture, in particular analysis of early Māori textiles, as well as developing innovation in provenancing, materials investigation, and textiles preservation. Through exploring textiles, Catherine aims to illuminate the relationships between people, plants and culture in New Zealand. She is co-PI (with Dr Donna Campbell and Mrs Ranui Ngarimu) of ‘Whakaarahia anō te rā kaihau! Raise up again the billowing sail! Revitalising cultural knowledge through analysis of Te Rā, the Māori sail’ (Te Apārangi Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund 2018-2020).

www.teraa.co.nz // https://www.facebook.com/maoritextiles/

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Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena

3 Oct 2019

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