The mummified remains of a child of Tainui descent are being returned from Austria to Te Papa in Wellington.
The remains were taken from the child's burial cave more than 100 years ago by the collector Andreas Reischek, who was well-known for his acquisition of Māori remains and taonga during the late 19th century.
A small delegation from Te Papa has travelled to the Weltmuseum in Vienna to formally receive the remains of the child, as well as three other sets of remains also collected by Mr Reischek.
A toi moko, or tattooed Māori skull, will also be repatriated.
After a pōwhiri at Te Papa next Monday, the remains will undergo a period of quarantine, conservation and research before being returned to their whānau.