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Painting of a small boat on the water with snow-capped mountains in the background

Tamatea: He Tūtakinga Tuku Iho Tamatea: Legacies of Encounter

Ko tā tēnei whakakitenga he whakaatu i tētahi taonga hou, he peita nā William Hodges, e tū tahi ana me ngā taonga nā Ngāi Tahu whānui me ētahi mahinga toi nā Mark Adams rāua ko Colin McCahon. Nō te huinga mai o ēnei taonga, ka kitea ngā waihotanga iho a te ao toi, a ngā iwi, a te ao pūtaiao hoki, i puta mai i te tūtakinga tuatahi a te Māori o te tonga me James Cook.

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This exhibition presents a new acquisition, a painting by William Hodges, in conversation with Ngāi Tahu whānui taonga

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and artworks by Mark Adams and Colin McCahon. Together, they speak to the legacies – artistic, cultural, and scientific – generated by the first meeting of James Cook and southern Māori.

“Histories are always made and remade, not in isolated gestures of acting and writing, but in the imagining of acts and the reception of texts.”

– Nicholas Thomas, Cook’s Sites: Revisiting History, 1999

William Hodges was the official artist aboard the Resolution, which spent five weeks at Tamatea (Dusky Sound) in the autumn of 1773. The crew’s stay was marked by a brief, peaceful encounter with southern Māori. First-hand accounts suggest it was amicable and involved mutual curiosity.

The encounter is the subject of a painting by...

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“Ko ngā tāhūhū kōrero ka waihangahia, ā, ka hangaia anōtia, ehara i te mea i te whakaari, i te tuhituhi taratahi, engari kē ia i te auahatanga o te whakaaro i ngā mahi, me te rirohanga mai o ngā tuhinga.”

– Nicholas Thomas, Ngā Tauranga o Cook: He Hokinga Hītori, 1999

Ko William Hodges te kaitoi matua kai te Resolution, e rima wiki te roa o tāhana noho ki Tamatea (Dusky Sound) i te kahuru o te tau 1773. Tētahi āhuatanga i whakamahara ai tēnei noho, ko tā rātou tūtaki ki te Māori o te tonga. E ai ki ngā kōrero ake o...

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