Hongi Hikoi

Hongi's Hikoi: Tracing Taonga

Ki te whai ao, ki te ao Mārama.

Hongi’s Hikoi: Tales through Taonga is one of a number of public bicentennial commemorative events and educational initiatives centred around the 1820 journey to England by three of New Zealand’s most influential characters from the early 19th century – Hongi Hika, Waikato, and CMS Missionary Thomas Kendall.

Feted by the British High Society, Hongi and Waikato assisted Professor Samuel Lee to compile an English-Māori dictionary whilst at Queens College Cambridge University. They were introduced to the Peerage in the House of Lords, and granted an audience with King George IV. We tell their stories through the taonga (artefacts) exchanged between Rangatira and Royalty.

When: 6.00 pm Saturday 9 July, Entry from 5.45 pm
Where: Theatre, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Price: Free
RSVP: rsvp@waitangi.org.nz

Bookings are essential, maximum numbers apply