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Te Marae O Rongotaketake – Redressing Kahungunu History

Te Marae O Rongotaketake – Redressing Kahungunu History

When:

  • Thu 27 Apr, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 29 Apr, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 30 Apr, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 1 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 2 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 3 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 4 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 5 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 6 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 7 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 8 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 9 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 10 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 11 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 12 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 13 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 14 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 15 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 16 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 17 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 18 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 19 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 20 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 21 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 22 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 23 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 24 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 25 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 26 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 27 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 28 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 29 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 30 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 31 May, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 1 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 2 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 3 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 4 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 5 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 6 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 7 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 8 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 9 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 10 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 11 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 12 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 13 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 14 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 15 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 16 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 17 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 18 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 19 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 20 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 21 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 22 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 23 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 24 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 25 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 26 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 27 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 28 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 29 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 30 Jun, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 1 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 2 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 3 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 4 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 5 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 6 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 7 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 8 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 9 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 10 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 11 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 12 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 13 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 14 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 15 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 16 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 17 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 18 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 19 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 20 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 21 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 22 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 23 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 24 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 25 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 26 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 27 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 28 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 29 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 30 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 31 Jul, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 1 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 2 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 3 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 4 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 5 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 6 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 7 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 8 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 9 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 10 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 11 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 12 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 13 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 14 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 15 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 16 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 17 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 18 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 19 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 20 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 21 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 22 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 23 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 24 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 25 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 26 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 27 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 28 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 29 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 30 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 31 Aug, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 1 Sep, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 2 Sep, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 3 Sep, 10:00am – 4:30pm
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Where:

Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 12 Bruce St, Masterton Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

After two years of preparation, Aratoi Museum is pleased to present the largest exhibition of Ngati Kahungunu taonga ever on display. Te Marae o Rongotaketake – Redressing our Kahungunu History fills the entire museum.

The exhibition displays about 200 historical items, including over 70 items from Aratoi's collection, 11 Gottfried Lindauer portraits of Kahungunu rangatira, several intricate carvings in wood, bone, and celluloid, and a 7-metre-long waka. Various taonga are on loan from museums, such as the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles, Auckland Museum, MTG (Napier), Puke Ariki (New Plymouth), Te Manawa (Palmerston North) and Te Papa (Wellington).

The exhibition-as-marae is interspersed with key Kahungunu narratives and uses the powhiri process to guide the visitor through the museum experience, complete with Karanga, Whaikorero, Te o Ha, the coming together and a Kaumatua Kitchen as a place of learning and socialising.

The word 'Rongotaketake' in the exhibition title translates as 'enduring peace'. Haami Te Whaiti, curator of the exhibition as well as Treaty negotiator with the Kahungunu, says, 'This peace speaks to our future relationships with the Crown and the community here, just as much as it did to our ancestors back then. The iwi has always been committed to non-violence, and it is well-known that the Wairarapa was "the bloodless province" of Aotearoa.

Aratoi Museum has sourced taonga nationally and internationally for this large-scale project. The Museum is particularly pleased to exhibit an ornate wahaika (hand weapon) from the Sir Henry Wellcome Collection of the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles. Carved in celluloid by Jacob Heberley (1849-1906), the wahaika originally belonged to Tamahau Mahupuku, of Papawai Marae, and was presented to the 5th Earl of Ranfurly, Governor of New Zealand from 1897-1904, before his departure from Aotearoa.

Among the items on display: waka, wahaika, harakeke waistcoat, several korowai (cloaks), hei tiki, hinaki (eel trap), shark tooth necklace, whale ivory amulets, pounamu spearheads, fish hooks, adzes, adze heads, and needles. Along the highest wall of the museum stands the entire front of a wharenui carved by Te Nahu Haeata for the Te Ore Ore Marae; it has recently been restored.

The exhibition also includes several works from contemporary artists: Tom Donald, Ngataiharuru Taepa and Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti.

Some of the Gottfried Lindauer portraits have just returned from the major exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery. Others have never been displayed in public before.

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