The Guardian of the Spirit Within
This artwork, Te Kaitiaki o te Wairua i roto, currently on display in Whakatū, Nelson, depicts the coming together of those tūpuna and their descendants who whakapapa across the iwi of Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Rārua, Te Ātiawa and Ngāti Koata.
These whānau and hapū comprise the customary owners of the Nelson Tenths’ reserves and papakāinga lands in Nelson, Tasman and Golden Bay.
Caption: Te Kaitiaki o te Wairua i roto
by Whakatū artist Lane Hawkins