Hongi's Hikoi: A Trio of Travellers
Hongi’s Hikoi: A Trio of Travellers
Priority booking on all adult events for members and patrons from 27 November to 3 December. General release 4 December.
Monday 15 January
William IV Room
11.30am £20, members £15, book in advance
A rare opportunity to discover the 1820 hikoi (journey) to England, and Australia by Hongi Hika, Waikato, and missionary Thomas Kendall. While in England they attended Cambridge University and helped compile a Māori-English dictionary; were introduced to the Peerage in the House of Lords; and were given an audience with the King – where gifts were exchanged between the leaders.
This presentation, which includes a short film, is led by Brent Kerehona, Director of Purakau Productions and a researcher, author and educator for Māori history and Māori cultural practice. You will also be able to view the carved wooden bust of Hongi Hika which is in Brighton & Hove Museums collection.
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