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Michael Tuffery Lecture


Tue 3 Aug 2010, 5:30pm–7:00pm

Where: Tairawhiti Museum, Stout St, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: tairawhitimuseum

Michel Tuffery (MNZM) presents the lecture "‘First Contact’ A 21st century view of 18th century Pacific history."

Michel Tuffery is an internationally renowned New Zealand artist of Samoan, Cook Island and Tahitian descent who has undertaken a series of projects relating to James Cook’s voyages into the Pacific.

His art works have focused on James Cook’s encounters with the indigenous people of the pacific, including Maori in New Zealand. He is also interested in the Tahitian navigator and scholar Tupaia who travelled with Cook to New Zealand in 1769 and who played an important part in his first encounters with Maori here in Tairawhiti.

In August 2009 the British Museum purchased Tuffery’s painting entitled ‘Cookie in the Cook Islands’.