Maori tattooed head return to New Zealand

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An important tattooed head, currently in Britain, is to be returned to New Zealand after 150 years.
The toi moko was taken to Britain around 1840. Since then it has been at the Warrington Museum’s collection in Cheshire.
What is a toi moko? Click here for a great resource from Te Papa
New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa, asked for the  head to be returned in 2004.
The artefact is one of eight toi moko and five skeletal remains to be returned to New Zealand from museums in England and Ireland.
Te Papa’s spokesperson, Teherekiekie Herewini, said that once returned, researchers will then research the artefacts to establish their origins.
Mr Herewini says a group will collect the artifacts in October.
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  1. I KNOW RIGHT just because its dead it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t respect it
    Honestly Alice you make a great point
    Omi te paki paki (very large clap for you)

  2. Yeah what are those white things in the left eye? And yeah I agree with Da Swaggy One !
    Come a little closer heh

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