Celebrate Māori Myths & Legends with Taniwha, your Tui & Tama Club mascot friend!
For the month of October we are excited to display three local myths and legends in the form of graphic novels on the Front Porch Gallery at the Te Awamutu Museum – Education & Research Centre.
Do you know what a myth or legend is?
A myth or legend is a story passed on through the generations. It can be based in fact or it can be left up to our imagination whether it is true. In the Waipā district, we have myths about taniwha that live in the rivers, guardians of the forest and shape changers who can take the form of birds.
These particular pūrākau stories are presented in the form of graphic novels – similar to comic books, using imagery to reveal the plot and identify unique things in te ao marama – our understanding. Local to mana whenua in the Waipā, these pūrākau stories are for all of us to enjoy.
To celebrate this exhibition for the month of October there will be creative activities associated with mythical creatures like taniwha!
On display from 30th September – 31st October 2023!