The Historiography of Orakau


  • Date: 26 March, 2014
  • Time: 12.15pm – 1.00pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Douglas Lilburn Room, level 1, National Library building, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
  • Contact Details: Space is limited, so email to save a spot.
Historian Vincent O’Malley speaks about Ōrākau, and how it has been remembered (or forgotten) historically. He will discuss historical coverage of the 50th and 100th year commemorations in 1914 and 1964.
Part of Borderland: The World of James Cowan, on at the Turnbull Gallery
Lithograph showing Rewi defying the British troops at Ōrākau, standing with his hand high in the air."Ake! Ake! Ake!" Rewi defying the British troops at Orakau, 1893. Ref: C-033-004.


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