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ID: 700001823Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Vaka (canoe) Tauhunu (canoes; Unknown; before 1907; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; FE010421)
Note: This vaka (canoe) is from the atoll of Manihiki in the Northern Cook Islands and was probably made in the late nineteenth century. Its name is Tauhunu and it is one of only a few full-size vaka from anihiki known to exist in museums today. Tauhunu was originally sent to the Christchurch International Exhibition in 1906 by Colonel Walter Edward Gudgeon, a New Zealander who was working in the Cook Islands at that time. In 1907, after the exhibition, Tauhunu was acquired for the Dominion Museum by director Augustus Hamilton.
Titles:
Vaka (canoe) Tauhunu (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
canoes [300212688] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Transportation Vehicles (Hierarchy Name), vehicles (transportation), watercraft, <watercraft by specific type>, <watercraft by form>, <watercraft by end configuration>, symmetrical-ended watercraft, double-enders)
dug-outs [300212722]
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Transportation Vehicles (Hierarchy Name), vehicles (transportation), watercraft, <watercraft by specific type>, <watercraft by construction>, <dugouts and dugout-based watercraft>)

Classifications:
tools and implements (preferred)

Creation Date: before 1907

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, Oceania) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: FE010421
Credit Line: Purchased 1907
Display Materials: Pearl shell, wood, coconut fibre
mother of pearl [300011835]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, combination inorganic/organic material, combination inorganic/organic animal material, <shell and shell material>)
inlay (process) [300053850]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <additive and joining processes and techniques>, <surface covering processes and techniques>)
woodcarving [300054089]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <processes and techniques by material>, <woodworking and woodworking processes and techniques>, woodworking)
shell (animal material) [300011829]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, combination inorganic/organic material, combination inorganic/organic animal material, <shell and shell material>)
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>)
coir [300014056]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber, natural fiber, plant fiber)

Dimensions: Overall 8860 (Length) x 430 (Width) x 1050 (Height) mm
General Subject:
object (utilitarian) (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
canoe [300212688]
.....(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Transportation Vehicles (Hierarchy Name), vehicles (transportation), watercraft, <watercraft by specific type>, <watercraft by form>, <watercraft by end configuration>, symmetrical-ended watercraft, double-enders) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Vaka (canoe) Tauhunu........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=265913
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=265913
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