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How many Toi moko have already been repatriated from overseas 

Since its establishment in 2003, the Karanga Aotearoa Repatriation Programme has successfully repatriated 70 Toi moko from around the world (as at July 2012).  Over 150 Toi moko are currently in Te Papa's care, 54 of which were here prior to the programme's establishment.

The countries from which Toi moko have been returned are:

  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • England
  • Denmark
  • Australia
  • Scotland
  • Argentina
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Wales
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • Germany