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A carved wooden bust of Hongi Hika

Hongi's Hikoi: A Trio of Travellers

Royal Pavilion & Garden
15 January 2024
A carved wooden bust of Hongi Hika
A carved wooden bust of Hongi Hika

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.

 

 

A carved wooden bust of Hongi Hika
A carved wooden bust of Hongi Hika

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