Tupaia: Master Navigator

The life and times of Tupaia, the Tahitian navigator and high priest who travelled to Aotearoa on the Endeavour.

Ra’iātea drone footage courtesy of “Origins”

Endeavour footage thanks to Zakpage Pty Ltd.

Additional sailing footage from Waka Warriors 

"Painting of a Maori and Joseph Banks Bartering" by Tupaia 

Illustration of Tupaia courtesy of Auckland Museum 

Thanks to Zoomslide

Special thanks to Haunui - Te Toki Voyaging Trust 

Writer/Director: Brendan Donovan | Tahiti Director: Anna Marbrook | Editor: Mike Ogle | Camera: Adam Jones and Simon Temple | Sound: John McNicholas | Production Coordinator: Tess Whelan