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Exhibition narrative texts

Watch the three part series on TVNZ following the journey to collect taonga from England for this exhibition.


Read the journal entries of crew and passengers on HMS Endeavour during their time in Tairāwhiti in October 1769

Lieutenant James Cook, captain of HMS Endeavour (b.1728, d.1779)

Joseph Banks, naturalist (b. 1743, d.1820)

Sydney Parkinson, botanical artist (b.1745, d.1771)


Visit the websites of institutions which lent taonga to this exhibition

The British Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Cambridge

Great North Museum Hancock

Tübingen Museum


Thank you to exhibition sponsors and supporters:

Trust Tairāwhiti

Air New Zealand

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