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Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour

This immersive exhibition follows the journey of Captain Cook's Endeavour from Tahiti to Aotearoa.
By Priscilla Southcombe
September 29, 2019
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Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour

This immersive exhibition follows the journey of Captain Cook's Endeavour from Tahiti to Aotearoa.
By Priscilla Southcombe
September 29, 2019
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Head to the Auckland War Memorial Museum and commemorate the 250th anniversary since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans. This special exhibition, Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour, marks the HMB Endeavour's 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Get lost in the world of Tahitian high priest, navigator and artist. Through this immersive exhibition, go back in time to 1769 and journey with him on Captain Cook's Endeavour from Tahiti to Aotearoa. Learn about the critical role Tupaia played in our history as he acted as translator and mediator for both Europeans and Tangata Whenua while on this voyage.

The exhibition is broken down into three parts, all of which are perfect for a family day out. Experience life as a sailor, navigate your vessel across the ocean, watch Tupaia's paintings come to life, and more. Immersive, interactive and visually rich, Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour is not your usual day at the museum and is sure to wow visitors of all ages.

Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour runs until Sunday, 15 March, 2020.

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