Tuai paintings on display in London

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:40 pm on 3 September 2018

200 years ago, the young Ngare Raumati chief Tuai left the Bay of Islands for an epic trip around the UK and Europe.

While travelling, the multi-talented Tuai drew a number of artworks - three of which are going on display at the Royal Academy of Arts' Oceania exhibition later this month.

Professor Alison Jones from Auckland University is one of the authors of the Ockham Award-winning book Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds, and joins us to talk a bit more about this remarkable man.

Drawing of waka, among five by Tūai of Ngāre Raumati and Titeree from Rangihaua which will be loaned to the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Photo: Sir George Grey Special Collections / Auckland Libraries / GNZ MMS147 drawings