He kōrero mō mātou 

Colonial Museum, Wellington 1865, O'Brien, George (1821–1888), New Zealand. Acquisition history unknown. Te Papa
Colonial Museum, Wellington 1865, O'Brien, George (1821–1888), New Zealand. Acquisition history unknown. Te Papa

 

Ko te tipuna o Te Papa ko te Colonial Museum, he whare iti noa, he mea hanga i te rākau i tuwhera i te tau 1865. Huraina ngā kōrero mō mātou mai i ēnei pūtake iti ki te whare whakahirahira o nāianei. Tirohia te whakarerekētanga o ō mātou ingoa me ō mātou kaihautū i te wā – me te tikanga o te ingoa o nāianei.

1865 ki ngā tau o 1930 – he tīmatanga whakaiti
1930 ki ngā tau o 1970 – te whare i Buckle Street
1980 ki 1989 – he wā hei whakarerekē
1990 ki 1997 – ka ara ake a Te Papa
1998 – ka tuwhera a Te Papa
Ō mātou ingoa me ō mātou kaihautū huri noa i te wā
Te tikanga o Te Papa Tongarewa

1865 ki ngā tau o 1930 – he tīmatanga whakaiti

I huaki te whare iti o te Colonial Museum ki muri i ngā Whare Pāremata i muri tata iho i te nukutanga o te Pāremata ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara i 1865. Ko Sir James Hector te kaihautū tae noa ki 1903, ka huri ki a Augustus Hamilton hei kaiwhakahaere. I te tau 1907, ka tapaia te Whare Taonga ko te Dominion Museum.

I tēnei wā anō i te tipu te whakaaro kia tū he whare toi ā-iwi ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. I te tau 1913, ka whakaritea e te Science and Art Act he wāhi mō te whakatū i te National Art Gallery i roto i te whare. Engari i tae rawa ki te tau 1930 kātahi anō te whakaaro ka whai kiko i raro i te National Gallery and Dominion Museum Act.

1930 ki ngā tau o 1970 – te whare i Buckle Street

I tuwhera i te tau 1936 he whare hou mō te Dominion Museum me te National Art Gallery hou ki Buckle Street, i Te Whanganui-a-Tara. I uru mai ki roto i a ia te New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. Ka hokona ō rātou whenua, ka tukuna ngā hua ki te rōpū hou. I te tau 1972 ka huri te Dominion Museum ki te National Museum.

1980 ki 1989 – he wā hei whakarerekē

Kāore i kapi rawa te whare i Buckle Street, ā, ka tae ki ngā tau o 1980 e kikī ana te whare. I tino warea te National Art Gallery i te takarepa o te whare.

Ko ngā whakahaere o te National Museum kua tae ki te wā kia āta tirohia. Ahakoa i arohaina te Whare Taonga i ngā tau roa, kua kore ia e āhei ki te tū hei kanohi mō ngā rerekētanga o te hapori. Kua rerekē te āhua o te iwi, pērā anō ngā whakaaro mō te hītori me te tuakiri o Aotearoa.

I te tau 1988, ka whakatūria e te Kāwanatanga he Project Development Board mō te whare taonga ā-motu hou. Haere ai te rōpū nei ki te motu, tae atu ki ngā iwi, me te kimi i ō rātou whakaaro mō te whare taonga. Ka puta mai i ēnei toronga ko ngā whāinga mō te Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa).

Tirohia te tikanga o Te Papa Tongarewa.

1990 ki 1997 – ka ara ake a Te Papa

I te tau 1992, ka tau te Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act. Ko Te Papa:

  • ka whakakotahi i te National Museum me te National Art Gallery
  • ka whakakotahi i ngā kohinga o ngā whare e rua kia puta ai ngā kōrero o Aotearoa mai i ngā mātauranga o aua whare
  • ka toro te ringa ki te Tangata Whenua (Māori, ngā iwi taketake o Aotearoa) me te Tangata Tiriti (ngā iwi nā ngā tikanga o te Te Tiriti o Waitanga i āhei rātou te uru mai ki Aotearoa)
  • he mana tōna reo
  • ka tū hei kanohi mō, ā, ka inoi ki ngā iwi whānui ake o Aotearoa
  • he wāhi hui, kōrero, matapaki, tautohe, me te whakanui
  • ka hono i āmuri, ki nāianei, ki āmua.

1998 – ka tuwhera a Te Papa

I te 14 o Pepuere 1998, ka huaki a Te Papa ki Cable Street i Te Whanganui-a-Tara – te wā i whakaritea me te pānga tika ki te pūtea. E 4 tau tōna hanganga.

Ētahi atu kōrero mō te hoahoa me te hanga o te whare.

Mai i tōna tuwheratanga, kō atu i te 15 miriona tāngata kua tae ki te Whare Taonga. Ko tā mātou whakaputa i ngā kōrero mai i ngā āhuatanga maha rawa kua mau kē ki rāwāhi, tae atu hoki ki tō mātou kaingākau ki ngā tikanga e rua. Engari ka haere tonu te wero – kia noho pono ki te hapori kia noho tika i roto i tēnei ao hurihuri. 

Te Papa's opening on 14 February 1998
Te Papa's opening on 14 February 1998