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Terms 1 & 2
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$7 per student
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Auckland Museum
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60 minutes

This programme is for the following year groups: Years 1-12

Have you ever wondered what a customary Māori sail looks like? Come with us on a journey of discovery as we explore the sole remaining customary Maori sail called Te Rā and two younger sibling sails made recently by Te Rā Ringa Raupā. In this hour-long session students will learn about the history, materials, design, and methods used in the construction of the sails. Students will also get a chance to get up close to and handle Auckland Museum’s education handling collection.  

Please note: minimum 20 students, maximum 30 students per session

Image details: Makers unknown Te Rā [the sail] (detail) c. 1770–1800. Harakeke, kererū, kāhu and kākā feathers, dog skin. On loan from the Trustees of the British Museum. © Whakaarahia anō te rā kaihau Te Rā Project. Photo: Cultural Heritage Imaging
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