Tuia – Southern Encounters, Hocken Gallery


Open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm

When James Cook sailed down the Otago coast in 1770 he observed what he thought to be a barren, uninhabited land. This exhibition weaves together taonga, images, maps, and knowledge handed down from ancestors to tell the story of how fifty generations had been living in southern New Zealand when the first explorers from another world visited these shores.