Story: Māori and museums – ngā whare taonga

Tia Barrett with Uenuku

Tia Barrett with Uenuku

Tia Barrett, of Ngāti Maniapoto, touches Uenuku, a carved taonga (treasure) and tupuna (ancestor) of the Tainui tribes. As the Te Māori exhibition travelled around the country large numbers of Māori attended the exhibition, many of them feeling strong connections with taonga they regarded as their ancestors.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1986/4000

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How to cite this page:

Paora Tapsell, 'Māori and museums – ngā whare taonga - Te Māori and its impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Paora Tapsell, published 22 Oct 2014