Taongā Pare-mata - Mangatū Taonga Returned

Stout St, Gisborne

This exhibition focuses on a significant collection of taonga Māori from Tairāwhiti, known as the Campbell Collection.

This exhibition highlights the significance of these taonga from Mangatū, and marks an important milestone in the collections history – their return to this region, through the transferal of custodianship from Auckland War Memorial Museum to Tairāwhiti Museum, as requested by iwi and whānau (family) members.

Duncan Campbell and his brother Mackay Campbell gifted the collection to AWMM in 1929. The collection consists of eight intricately carved tao or tara (bird spear points), a carved pare (door lintel) and a number of stone mata (blades), hence the title – tao-ngā pare-mata, inclusive of the types of taonga in the collection and its literal meaning ‘taonga returned’.

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Sat 28th Apr 2018, 10:00am

Sat 5th May 2018, 10:00am

Sat 12th May 2018, 10:00am

Sat 19th May 2018, 10:00am

Sat 26th May 2018, 10:00am

Sat 2nd Jun 2018, 10:00am

Sat 9th Jun 2018, 10:00am

Sat 16th Jun 2018, 10:00am

Sat 23rd Jun 2018, 10:00am

Sat 30th Jun 2018, 10:00am

Sun 1st Jul 2018, 1:30pm


Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Stout St, Gisborne

Ticket Information

General Admission  $5.00

Local Resident Admission  $2.00

Free Admission on Mondays  $0.00

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Restrictions:  All Ages