Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery
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Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history Poverty Bay - taonga maori
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Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history

Poverty Bay - taonga maori

Footprints/Ara Tuturu

 - Footprints/Ara Tuturu is now closed. It is replaced by Watersheds:Nga Wai Pupu, A History of Tairawhiti.

 

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Footprints Te Ara Tuturu provided a social historical perspective of man’s development and impact within this region from pre-historic times through to the colonisation of this area by Maori, and subsequently Europeans. This exhibition was based on an archaeological survey undertaken on the former site of the Kaiti Freezing Works in 1994. Objects and findings uncovered on this ‘dig’ provide the basis for displays while focussing on the gradual changes to the environment over the course of 1000 years.