If Hairy Maclary came to Te Papa, what do you think he would see and do?

If Hairy Maclary came to Te Papa, what do you think he would see and do?

This was the very question visitors taking part in our Hairy Maclary: A Kiwi Treasure | He taonga a Hairy Maclary programme asked themselves…and boy, did they have heaps of great ideas for our story!

Hairy Maclary contribitions, Photograph: Te Papa, © Te Papa
Hairy Maclary contribitions, Photograph: Te Papa, © Te Papa

Here are some of the individual responses:

[Hairy Maclary would] bark, bark, bark!
[Hairy Maclary would] bark, bark, bark!
Hairy Maclary would join the dots at Te Papa
Hairy Maclary would join the dots at Te Papa
Hairy Maclary came to see the big tree at Te Papa
Hairy Maclary came to see the big tree at Te Papa
Hairy maclary visits the Discovery Centres
Hairy maclary visits the Discovery Centres
Hairy Maclary goes on the escalator at Te Papa
Hairy Maclary goes on the escalator at Te Papa
Hairy Maclary jumps over the fence
Hairy Maclary jumps over the fence
Hairy Maclary has a fluffy at the cafe
Hairy Maclary has a fluffy at the cafe
Hairy Maclary visiting the giant squid
Hairy Maclary visiting the giant squid
Hairy Maclary would see the horse skull
Hairy Maclary would see the horse skull
He would walk around looking at things
He would walk around looking at things
Hairy Maclary is visiting the whales
Hairy Maclary is visiting the whales
Hairy Maclary was eating the bones. He dragged the bones home
Hairy Maclary was eating the bones. He dragged the bones home
Hairy Maclary would chase Scarface Claw
Hairy Maclary would chase Scarface Claw
Hairy Maclary will not go see the pig!
Hairy Maclary will not go see the pig!
Bottomly Potts (covered in spots) would come too!
Bottomly Potts (covered in spots) would come too!
Hairy Maclary is playing with his friends
Hairy Maclary is playing with his friends
Hairy Maclary is sleeping
Hairy Maclary is sleeping

It was great to see that the ‘big kids’ had ideas too. My favourite is from Tim of Sydney, aged 31 years:

Hairy Maclary dreaming of the Interislander
Hairy Maclary dreaming of the Interislander

Thank you to everyone who came and took part in this programme!

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