Story: Wellington region

Kupe

Kupe

This carving by John Bevan Ford represents the explorer Kupe. It once stood at the entrance of the National Art Gallery and Museum, now Massey University’s Wellington campus. It is now stored at Te Papa Tongarewa, the national museum of New Zealand.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Early Māori history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13192/kupe (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015