Born around 1700, Pukaki the man was instrumental in his tribes defeat of the Tuhourangi tribe and the takeover of the lands of Pukeroa-Oruawhata, which is today the city of Rotorua. His intricately carved statue the man transformed depicts his strength, status and mana among his people. Originally a gateway standing more than five metres tall, his lower portion was removed in the 1850s, turning him into a statue so that he could safely rest on his home marae in Ohinemutu. In 1877, Pukaki was gifted to the Crown but became waylaid in the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
There he stayed until the late 1970s, when he was selected for the international Mori art exhibition, Te Mori, which in 1984 toured a number of prestigious United States art galleries, including New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art. Today, his future is secured under the Crown-funded Pukaki Trust: he is finally home and the pride of not just a tribe and a city, but of a whole nation. New Zealand - 1995 - Silver Piedfort Proof Coin - Maori Art. New Zealand - 2013 - 1 OZ Silver Proof Coin - Maori Art - Koru.2017- 1 OZ Silver Proof Coin- Legend of Taniwha - Maori Art. New Zealand - 2010 - 1 OZ Silver Proof Coin - Maori Art - Heitiki. New Zealand - 2012 - 1 OZ Silver Proof Coin - Maori Art Hei Matau. And gold proof series coins. NZ -2013 - 1 OZ Gold Proof Coin- Maori Art - Legend of Koru.
NZ -2012 - 1 OZ Gold Proof Coin- Maori Art - Hei Matau Gold Proof Coin. NZ -2014 - 1 OZ Gold Proof Coin- Maori Art -Papatuanuku and Ranginui. The item "New Zealand 2004 $10 Gold Proof Coin Maori Art- Pukaki! Scarce" is in sale since Thursday, July 30, 2020.
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