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Puawai Cairns: Te Papa Detective

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School Journal L3 Nov 2016

by Whiti Hereaka

This article describes the work of Puawai Cairns, a curator at Te Papa Tongarewa. Puawai believes that as a curator, her job is to tell stories about people: “Each one always begins with a taonga.”

Series: School Journal Level 3 November 2016

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: artefacts, change, culture, curator, detection, history, museums, New Zealand Wars, niu, Pai Mārire, past, stories, taonga, Te Papa Tongarewa, tikanga Māori

In: School Journal Level 3 November 2016

Publication date: November 2016

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