Te Rangatira & Ida: Māori Sailing Heritage on the Hauraki Gulf

Join us at the museum for an exhibition on Māori maritime history - Te Rangatira and Ida: Maori Sailing Heritage on the Hauraki Gulf. The display depicts the adventures of Te Rangatira and Ida, a love story of the Hauraki Gulf and its’ islands. The scow Ida, and the cutter Te Rangatira, were owned by Tenetahi Pohuehue and Rahui Te Kiri of Pakiri (Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngātiwai and Ngāti Rehua).

Sailed by their children, the two boats supplied the rapidly growing city of Auckland with Kauri timber from Hauturu (Little Barrier Island) and fresh produce from the outer Hauraki Gulf islands. These highly skilled sailors were often competitive and victorious in the Auckland Regatta. The boats were commissioned by Tenetahi and were built by the Mieklejohn family at Omaha Bay. 

The exhibition is on display in the museum's Learning Centre until the end of October from 10am - 4pm on weekends and on October12 and 13.

New Zealand Maritime Museum
  • Residents of the Auckland region can visit the Maritime Museum galleries for free if they provide proof of address on arrival
  • Children: 5-14 years old (4 years and under are free)
  • Family Pass = 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

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