Gatherings on the Manukau

By area, Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa (Manukau Harbour) is the second largest harbour in Aotearoa. Loved and enjoyed by many, the harbour has always been a source for food gathering and has long provided the means for navigating the expansive coastline.

Goal #14 of the UN Development Programme’s Sustainable Development Goals is: Life Below Water: To conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources. This underpins the kaupapa of our exhibition and directs our focus to the remediation and restoration of all aspects of the Manukau Harbour.

Photographs from the Auckland Libraries heritage collections form the basis of the exhibition. They serve to illustrate the rich bounty of the harbour in former times and present recorded journeys made across the breadth and length of this waterway.

This exhibition will travel around the edges of the Manukau Harbour as if spread by Te Hau a Uru, the wind that blows from the west, from Titirangi to Waiuku.

Visit the Learning Centre page for activities related to this exhibition | Image: Auckland Libraries Sir George Grey Special Collections NZ Map 842

Part of the Auckland Heritage Festival 2017

7-28 September 2017
Learning Centre Gallery