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Tour of Northland, 1992

For photos of other displays etc., see:
The first Unfolding of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt
School displays in the North Island and the South Island
Public Displays in the North Island and the South Island
International Displays which include the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt

From 26 July 1992 to 24 August 1992, The Quilt toured Northland. This tour became a very emotional and spiritual one and as there were so many displays in such a short space of time, they are all included here together (and not separated into school/public displays etc.), along with excerpts from the report on the tour prepared for the New Zealand Quilt Project by Chris Farrelly (the Northland Area Health Board HIV/AIDS Co-Ordinator) and Neil Lambess (Northland Quilt Co-Ordinator).

Sunday 26 July 19992

Fundraising Movie Premiere of the film Longtime Companion held at the Odeon Theatre in Whangarei, attended by 350 people, and raised $3,000 towards the costs involved with taking The Quilt on the tour of Northland. Wine and Cheese were also served to patrons at their seats while they listened to a live jazz band prior to the movie starting.

Monday 27 July 1993

In the afternoon, The Quilts were welcomed to the Taitokerau/Northland (Maori) Tribal District by Kaumatua ('Tribal Elder') Cobb Makene at the Ngararatuna Marae (Whangarei). 8 individual Panels from Northland were unveiled - those for Neville Thompson, Ian Matthews, Gavin Timperley, Wimoka Smith, Joe Wellington, Walter Edward, Spring Hohepa and 'R.J.' (later to be joined togther to form what is now knwn as The Taitokerau Block (Block 7)). Approximately 150 people attended.

In the evening, there were performances by cultural groups and general discussions about The Quilt before spendnig the night on the Marae.

Extract from Quilt report on first night in Northland.
Extract from Quilt report on first night in Northland.

Photo of the new individual panels arriving at Ngararatuna Marae.
The new individual panels arrive at the Marae.

Photo of the other Quilt blocks arriving at Ngararatuna Marae.
The other Quilt blocks ready to be carried on to the Marae.

Photo of The Quilt on display at the Ngararatuna Marae.

Photo of The Quilt on display at the Ngararatuna Marae.

Photo of The Quilt on display at the Ngararatuna Marae.

Photo of The Quilt on display at the Ngararatuna Marae.

Photo of The Quilt on display at the Ngararatuna Marae.

Photo of The Quilt on display at the Ngararatuna Marae.


Tuesday 28 July to Friday 31 July 1992

Forum North Civic Centre, Whangarei
Extract from Quilt report on main Whangarei display.

Photo of The Quilt arriving at Forum North.
Unloading the van at Forum North

Photo of The Quilt arriving at Forum North.
Entering Forum North

Photo of The Quilt arriving at Forum North.
Entering Forum North

Photo of The Quilt at Forum North.

Photo of The Quilt at Forum North.


Saturday, Sunday, 1 and 2 August 1992

St. John's Uniting Church, Kamo, Whangarei
Extract from Quilt report on Kamo (Whangarei) display.

Photo of The Quilt at St. John's Uniting Church, Kamo, Whangarei.

Photo of The Quilt at St. John's Uniting Church, Kamo, Whangarei.


Monday 3 August 1992

Bay of Islands College, Kawakawa. Approximately 800 people view The Quilt.
Extract from Quilt report on Kawakawa display.

Photo of The Quilt arriving at Bay of Islands College, Kawakawa.

Photo of The Quilt at Bay of Islands College, Kawakawa.


Wednesday 5 August 1992

Radio Tautoko, a Maori language radio station in Mangamuka where there were about 100 people in attendance.
Extract from Quilt report on Radio Tautoko.
The Quilt panel referred to for being the first one unfolded is for Wimoka Smith.

Photo of The Quilt Radio Tautoko.

Photo of The Quilt Radio Tautoko.


Thursday 6 August 1992

Oturu Marae, Kaitaia. About 100 people attended
Photo of The Quilt arriving at the Oturu Marae.

Photo of a block of The Quilt being unfolded at the Oturu Marae.

Photo of The Quilt at the Oturu Marae.


Friday 7 Augist 1992

Taipa Area School, Taipa. A special assembly is held at the school to welcome The Quilt to the coastal settlement of Taipa. Approximately 700 in attendance.

Sunday 9 August 1992

After arriving at Kaitaia College and being unfolded, there is an ecumenical church service with about 100 people in attendance.
Later in the evening, Wimoka and Ian's panels (one Maori,and one Pakeha [of European descent] are sewn together by their respective families to symbolise the unity of all those represented on the Quilts. This is the beginning of forming of what will become known as the Taitokerau Block (Block 7).

Monday 10 August 1992

Around 1,200 people visit The Quilt on this day while it is at Kaitaia College.

Tuesday 11 August 1992

Broadwood Area School where there is a formal welcome and unfolding before being viewed by about 500 people.

Wednesday 12 August 1992

In the morning, a stop off at Te Kao School where there was a welcome and assembly attendend by about 300 people.

In the afternoon, a stop at Te Hiki O Te Ika Marae at Te Hapua, New Zealand's northernmost Marae where it was visited by the local primary school (about 150 people all together visited).

In the late afternoon, The Quilt was taken to Cape Reinga, the northernmost part of New Zealand that is easily accessable by road, where the lighthouse overlooks the meeting of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. On the slope below the lighthouse is a lone pohutukawa tree which marks the place in Maori Mythology where the spirits of the dead leave this world and continue on to the next. 12 people who had been doing most of the travelling with The Quilt at this stage and had become very attached to it accompanied The Quilt to The Cape.

Extract from Quilt report on trip to Cape Reinga.
Extract from Quilt report on trip to Cape Reinga.

Photo of The Quilt arriving at Te Kao School.
Arriving at Te Kao School.

Photo of The Quilt being welcomed to Te Kao School.
A group of school students perform an 'action song' of welcome for The Quilt at Te Kao School.

Photo of The Quilt at Te Kao School.
At Te Kao School

Photo of The Quilt at Te Kao School.
At Te Kao School

Photo of The Quilt arriving at Te Hiki O Te Ika Marae at Te Hapua.
Arriving at Te Hiki O Te Ika Marae at Te Hapua.

Photo of The Quilt at Te Hiki O Te Ika Marae at Te Hapua.
At Te Hiki O Te Ika Marae at Te Hapua.

Photo of The Quilts being carried down to the Cape Reinga lighthouse.
The Quilts being carried down to the Cape Reinga lighthouse.

Photo of one of the individual panels being unfolded beside the lighthouse.
One of the individual panels being unfolded beside the lighthouse.

Photo of one of the individual panels being fluttered in the wind enableing its spirit to go on to the next world.
One of the individual panels being fluttered in the wind enableing its spirit to go on to the next world.

Photo of one of the blocks of The Quilt unfolded with the Cape Reinga lighthouse behind it.
One of the blocks of The Quilt unfolded with the Cape Reinga lighthouse behind it.

Photo of one of the idivdual panels unfolded at Cape Reinga.
One of the idivdual panels unfolded at Cape Reinga. The Pohutukawa tree is just visible near the very left hand end of the ridge, on the top of the ridge.


Thursday 13 August 1992

Kerrikeri Union Church, Kerikeri. Unfolding and display with a free concert in the vening raising another $450 from donations. 300 people visited.
Extract from Quilt report on Kerikeri concert.

Photo of The Quilt at the Uniting Church, Kerikeri.


Friday 14 August 1992

Te Tiriti O Waitangi National Marae, Waitangi.
Waitangi is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the local Maori population and the eaerly English settlers on 6th February, 1840, making all Maori people British subjects, and marking the start of the islands that make up New Zealand being a country in its own right.
50 people attended the welcome and unveiling here.
Extract from Quilt report on Kerikeri concert.

Photo of The Quilts being carried on to the Te Tiriti O Waitangi Marae.
The Quilts being carried on to the Te Tiriti O Waitangi Marae.

Photo of The Quilt at Te Tiriti O Waitangi Marae.
At Te Tiriti O Waitangi Marae.

Photo of hanginig a block of The Quilt Te Tiriti O Waitangi Marae.
Hanging one of the blocks at Te Tiriti O Waitangi Marae.


Sunday 16 August 1992

Pukerata Marae, Otaua. Small display with 20 people attending.

Monday 17 August 1992

Northland College, Kaikohe. Another 500 visitors viewed The Quilts here.
Photo of The Quilt at Northland College.

Tuesday 18 August 1992

Te Kota Haitanga Marae, Kaikohe. Another small display with 20 people attending.

Wednesday 19 August 1992

Rahiri Marae, Dargaville. Welcome and unfolding with 125 people attending.
Extract from Quilt report on Rahiri Marae visit, at Dargaville.

Photo of The Quilt being carried into the meeting house at Rahiri Marae, Dargaville.

Photo of one of the blocks being hung inside the meeting house at Rahiri Marae, Dargaville.

Photo of The Quilt at Rahiri Marae, Dargaville.

Photo of the commemorative pururi tree being planted.
Planting the pururi tree to commemorate the visit of The Quilt to the Rahiri Marae at Dargaville.


Thiursday 20 August 1002

The Quilts spend the day at Dargaville High School where they are seen by another 720 people before retuning to the Rahiri Marae for the night.

Photo of The Quilt on display at Dargaville High School.

Friday 21 August

Korokota Marae - Titoki
The Quilts return to Whangarei and while at the Marae, are visited by another 80 people. While there, the remaining loose panels from Northland are sewn together to complete what is known as the Taitokerau Block (Block 7) prior to their being farewelled from Northland.
Photo of The Quilt arriving at Korokota Marae.
Another night time arrival, this time in the rain.

Photo of The Quilt at Korokota Marae.

Photo of The Quilt at Korokota Marae.

Photo of The Quilt at Korokota Marae.


Monday 24 August 1992

The Quilts are formally farwelled from Northland at Northland Base Hospital (Whangarei) with 80 people in attendance.
On arrival back in Auckland, they are returned tothe care of the NZ Quilt Project National Convenor Nicki Eddy at the Whaiora Marae in Otara, one of Aucklands Southern suburbs.
Extract from Quilt report on The Quilt's return to Auckland.

Photo of The Quilt at Whaiora Marae in Otara, Auckland.
The Quilt at Whaiora Marae in Otara, Auckland.

Photo of The Quilt at Whaiora Marae in Otara, Auckland.
The Quilt at Whaiora Marae in Otara, Auckland.

Photo of Northland panels being handed to NZ Quilt Convenor, Nicki Eddy, at Whaiora Marae in Otara, Auckland.
The Northland panels, now in the form of the completed Taitokerau Block (Block 7) being handed to NZ Quilt Convenor, Nicki Eddy, at Whaiora Marae in Otara, Auckland.

Photo of NZ Quilt Convenor, Nicki Eddy, leaving Whaiora Marae in Otara, Auckland, with the Taitokerau Block.
The NZ Quilt Convenor, Nicki Eddy, leaving Whaiora Marae in Otara, Auckland, with the Taitokerau Block.


 

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