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Te Ao Pasifika: Camakau

Terms 3 and 4, Mon - Fri

Explore the world of Polynesian origins and discover the beliefs, values, and knowledge systems behind one of the greatest feats in history – the settlement of the Pacific, including Aotearoa.

Fijian camakau or outrigger canoe on display in the Pacific Lifeways gallery.

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. 45813, 13680.

Years 1–8, tertiary and community, maximum 30 students
$5 per student for a one-hour programme
Terms 3 and 4, Mon - Fri
New Zealand Curriculum

The arts: Levels 1–4
Social sciences: Levels 1–4

Related galleries and exhibitions
Pacific Lifeways


Centering on the camakau or Fijian outrigger canoe, this session includes handling objects and hearing their associated stories, investigating the materials and design of Pacific navigation tools, and finding out how navigators and voyagers used only stars, waves, marine birds and other natural elements as guides.