Story: Wellington region



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, (accessed 24 February 2024)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015