Te Papa

“The importance of repatriation of ancestral remains to Māori of New Zealand.”

A presentation by Te Herekiekie Herewini and Ms Hema Temara


  • The history of the trade and collection of Māori ancestral remains
  • The continuous connection Māori have with their tūpuna (ancestors)
  • Māori cultural concepts
  • What happens when the ancestors arrive home?

There will be a demonstration of traditional Māori music and instruments.