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Voyage To Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour

13 Sep 2019 - 15 Mar 2020


Friday 13 September 2019, 10.00am - Sunday 15 March 2020, 5.00pm

Open 10am-5pm daily (except Christmas Day)


Auckland War Memorial Museum, The Domain, Parnell, Auckland

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09 309 0443


Enter the world of Tupaia, Tahitian high priest, navigator and artist.

Go back in time to 1769 and journey with him on Captain Cook’s Endeavour from Tahiti to Aotearoa.

See the encounters unfold between tangata whenua and Cook’s crew and discover that there’s always more than one side to every story.

Jump on board this Pacific adventure where you can sail a va‘a around the Society Islands, experience life as a sailor, and chart the coastline of Aotearoa.


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