Showing posts from October, 2016

The Great War for New Zealand - An Auckland War Memorial Museum Event

Join us to mark a significant new publication on the Waikato War with Mihingarangi Forbes (Chair), leading the discussion between Tom Roa and Rahui Papa (Waikato-Tainui) and author Vincent O’Malley . When : Monday 21 November 2016, 5.45 for 6 p.m. Where : Auditorium, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, South Atrium Entrance, The Domain, Auckland Facebook : Spanning nearly two centuries from first contact through to settlement and apology, The Great War for New Zealand focuses on the human impact of the Waikato War, its origins and aftermath. Launched at the Waahi Poukai on 8 October , the book arrives as the Government announces a national day of commemoration for the land wars and key sites are returned to iwi. Mihi Forbes (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Paoa) is an international award-winning journalist and television presenter, currently Specialist Correspondent, Māori Affairs, for Radio New Zealand. Tom Roa (Puure

First official copy of 'The Great War for New Zealand' presented to King Tuheitia

Author Vincent O'Malley presents King Tuheitia with the first official copy of The Great War for New Zealand . Image courtesy Waahi Paa (Bridget Williams Books / Rhys Palmer). The first single-volume history of the Waikato War since 1879 was presented to King Tuheitia at the Waahi Poukai, Saturday 8 October.  The Great War for New Zealand  by Vincent O’Malley is already being hailed as a landmark book for all New Zealanders on publication. As Rahui Papa, Chairman, Te Arataura, Waikato-Tainui observes: ‘Vincent O’Malley’s work … shines a spotlight on a dark period of our collective past and brings it into a modern conversation for the consideration of New Zealand’s future’. Professor James Belich, Beit Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History, University of Oxford, notes that ‘the Waikato War was the most decisive in New Zealand’s history, but has long been overshadowed by bigger wars overseas. Now Vincent O’Malley gi

The Great War for New Zealand - A Te Papa Event

When : Wednesday 19 October 2016, 5.45 for 6 p.m. Where : Rongomaraeroa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa, Cable Street, Wellington Website : Join us to mark a significant new publication on the Waikato War with Waikato-Tainui representatives Tom Roa and Rahui Papa and author Vincent O’Malley . Mihi whakatau begins at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the speeches. All are welcome; no RSVP required. Tom Roa (Puurekireki Marae) is Negotiator for Te Arataura, Waikato-Tainui, and a lecturer in Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato. Rahui Papa (Poohara Marae) is Chairman for Te Arataura, Waikato-Tainui, and currently co-chairs the Ngaati Koroki-Kahukura Tribal Trust. Vincent O’Malley is a founding partner of HistoryWorks, and the author of a number of books on New Zealand history. Spanning nearly two centuries from first contact through to settlement and apology, The Great