22 Sep 2020

200 years since Russian expedition to Aotearoa

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:40 pm on 22 September 2020

In 1820 Russian captain Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen and his expedition sailed into Queen Charlotte Sound.

They returned to Russia with Māori taonga, which cultural historian and linguist Dr Olga Suvorova has been studying and she published a paper about the subject in the journal Te Kaharoa earlier this year.

The  pare  from  the  Bellingshausen-Lazarevcollection,  1820,  at  the Russian Museum of Ethnography.

The pare from the Bellingshausen-Lazarevcollection, 1820, at the Russian Museum of Ethnography. Photo: Russian Museum of Ethnography