Handmade Picture Perfect Dolls

Bessie Murray made these beautiful dolls to support her family. Uncover Bessie’s attention to detail in her portrayal of the Māori women she saw down at the local store.

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


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