Kōrero: Marlborough region

Wairau Bar: reburial of ancestors (3 o 3)

Wairau Bar: reburial of ancestors

In April 2009, in an emotional ceremony at Wairau Bar, New Zealand’s earliest human remains were reburied by Rangitāne ki Wairau elders. The remains were excavated in an archaeological dig around 1940 and had been held in Canterbury Museum in Christchurch. The iwi had sought their return for many years.

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Marlborough Express

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Early Māori history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31751/wairau-bar-reburial-of-ancestors (accessed 25 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016