New book: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Souvenir Guide
Haere mai and welcome to Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum.
Publication date: January 2017
NZRRP (incl. GST): $9.99
Extent: 112 pages
Dimensions: 160 x 130 mm
Illustrations: Colour photography throughout
From the revolutionary Britten motorbike to precious Māori artefacts, this new souvenir guide from Te Papa Press is the ideal companion for all visitors to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Be guided through the story of Aotearoa New Zealand, from the earliest Polynesian voyagers to our vibrant multicultural present. Discover along the way highlights from Te Papa’s collections, including early navigator Kupe’s anchor, Caption James Cook’s cannon, a 165-million-year-old giant ammonite, the world’s largest colossal squid specimen, legendary race horse Phar Lap’s skeleton, the America’s Cup–winning yacht NZL32 Black Magic, Colin McCahon’s masterful art works and many more treasures or taonga.
The perfect souvenir for visitors, travellers or those curious about New Zealand’s national treasures.
p. 1: View of Te Papa against the skyline. © Te Papa. Photographed by Michael Hall
p. 6: View of Te Papa from Wellington’s waterfront. © Te Papa. Photographed by Michael Hall
p. 13: Te Hono ki Hawaiki, Te Papa’s wharenui or meeting house. © Te Papa. Photographed by Norm Heke
p. 29: Hemideina broughi (Buller, 1896), collected 1895, Karamea Saddle, Nelson, New Zealand. CC BY-NC-ND licence. Te Papa (AI.000632). © Te Papa. Photographed by Michael Hall
p. 57: Maker unknown, Hei tiki (pendant in human form), 1700-1850, New Zealand. Purchased 2008, Te Papa (ME023984)
p. 75: Maker unknown, Identity disc brooch, circa 1914. Purchased 2013. Te Papa (GH024229)
p. 79: Image of Te Papa visitor with soldier at the Gallipoli exhibition. © Te Papa. Photographed by Michael Hall
p. 83: Britten Motorcycle Company Ltd, Britten V1000 motorcycle, 1991, Christchurch. Purchased 1995 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa (T000649)