A Captain’s Chiefly Gift

This ‘ahu ‘ula cloak was given to Captain Cook himself. Although it was a chiefly gift indeed, it did not protect him from his fate.

Tales from Te Papa is a fascinating series of mini-documentaries showcasing many of the exciting, wonderful and significant objects held in our national museum.

Tales from Te Papa was commissioned by TVNZ 7, in partnership with Te Papa.

All Tales from Te Papa episodes

Visit Te Papa’s Collections Online to find out more about Captain James Cook


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