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HMS New Zealand Piupiu »

April 27, 2016
The piupiu was gifted to Captain Lionel Halsey RN Commanding Officer of the battleship HMS NEW ZEALAND during the ships visit to New Zealand in 1913. The provenance, and in particular the gifting iwi of the piupiu, cannot, at this stage, be substantiated. Halsey himself wrote only that the piupiu was presented “by a Maori […]