7 November 2020 - 28 February 2021
Our relationship with the mighty tree has never been more important.
Deforestation ultimately means de-population.
Through collection items held at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taong o Waikato, we revisit our dependence on wood: its continued use knowing no boundary but the inventive human imagination.
We are bound by the roots of our raakau/wood ancestors. This exhibition celebrates Taane, the Maaori God of both forest and mankind, in his living form. If he remains upright, then so might we.
Education programmes are available for this exhibition.
Image: Kauri Gum Bible, 1907, Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare
Taonga o Waikato, and Wooden Top Hat, 2011, Roger Maybe, private collection.