Kōrero: Niueans

‘Take these with you when you leave’

‘Take these with you when you leave’

The paintings of Niuean artist John Pule, who is also a writer, often tell stories. In this work the symbols – an aeroplane, a New Zealand passport, state house and pair of shoes – tell of Niuean migration to New Zealand. Shoes are not that important on Niue.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Collection
Oil painting by John Pule

Permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Niueans - Community and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/721/take-these-with-you-when-you-leave (accessed 18 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015