Kupe Sites 

Te Kawau-a-toru (The pet shag of Kupe)  French Pass, Marlborough 2002, Hall, Michael, Marlborough. Commissioned by Te Papa with Government Capital Grant, 2002. © Te Papa.
Te Kawau-a-toru (The pet shag of Kupe) French Pass, Marlborough 2002, Hall, Michael, Marlborough. Commissioned by Te Papa with Government Capital Grant, 2002. © Te Papa.

Kupe Sites presents 36 stunning black-and-white photographs that show physical landmarks associated with Kupe’s voyage to Aotearoa. It also tells some of the stories of these special places.

Originally shown as part of the Voyagers exhibition, and now developed for tour to venues nationally.

The photographs are supported by a map locating the sites as well as an audio-visual of iwi representatives from the four Kupe Sites districts (northern New Zealand, Wairarapa, Wellington, and northern South Island) talking about the meanings, significance, and histories of the sites.

A teachers' resource has been developed in conjunction with this exhibition. 
View the education resource.

For more details about this, or any of the touring exhibitions, please contact Mark Kent by email markk@tepapa.govt.nz.