Tūhoe: Children of the mist
Exhibition now closed
November 2001 – November 2003
Maori; People and history
Tūhoe moumou kai – We give you our stories
Tūhoe moumou taonga – We give you our treasures
Tūhoe moumou tangata ki te pō – We give you our lives
The iwi exhibition partnership with Ngāi Tūhoe, the third in the programme, closed at Te Papa on Saturday 1 November 2003. The closing ceremony was attended by 600 people, mainly from Ngāi Tūhoe. Ngāi Tūhoe contributed to the exhibition content, narratives, and taonga; and schools within the Ngāi Tūhoe region contributed material relevant to the iwi in Te Huka ā Tai, one of Te Papa’s Discovery Centres.
In the 24 months that the exhibition was open, 31 percent of Te Papa’s 2.5 million visitors visited the Tūhoe: Children of the mist exhibition – equivalent to 777,333 visitors, averaging 33,797 visitors per month.