A Maori delegation from New Zealand's Te Papa Tongarewa Museum traveled to Vienna for the reception of the human remains and repatriation ceremony. The ceremony consisted of three parts. The first part was a ceremony performed by the Maori delegation to pay respect to the Maori tupuna (ancestors). Also present were high-ranking representatives of the Vienna World Museum, including those who had taken care of the ancestral remains. The second part was a formal handover ceremony, including an acknowledgement by means of a karanga (call of recognition to the ancestors) to respectfully welcome the ancestors. The third part was a private ceremony in which the tupuna (ancestors), accompanied by two Te Papa Tongarewa representatives, returned to a private room in their wooden boxes. Subsequently, the boxes containing the human remains, as well as the wickerwork, were packed into a larger main box for the return journey, which was locked and secured.