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Richard was awarded Doctorate of Music honoris causa, from Victoria University of Wellington in 2008.
Hue puruhau – large gourd
“It has been a fascinating challenge to discover music and instruments which only existed in distant memory.”
The journey with the taonga pūoro began with Hirini Melbourne, Richard Nunns and the instruments held in the Te Papa collection.
Many people paid tribute to Richard and his work with nga taonga pūoro at a concert at Te Papa on 18th May 2013. (Photo Regan Balzer Arts)