The Restoration of ‘mauri’

Lieutenant James Cook’s 1769 ‘Voyage of Science and Discovery’ is remembered as much today as it was in the 1800s, as an epic story of pioneering encounters with new peoples, places and environments across the world’s largest oceans. It was also a collision of world views that would have long-lasting and significant impacts on Aotearoa and its people.

Already trading with many overseas countries and long before Cook’s first voyage in 1769, the British were opening up even more new markets for their merchants. By the late 17th century, Britain had established colonies in North America and the Caribbean exporting sugar, tobacco…

He rae ki te rae, he ihu ki te ihu,
Te hau ka rere, te ha ka tau

A meeting of peoples, a mixing of cultures,
a blending of heritage, a sharing of future