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

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 gives the traumatic conflict its due.’

Detailed, prodi…

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

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 War for New Zealand focuses on the human impact of the Waik…