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 Waikato War, its origins and aftermath. The book arrives as the Government announces a national day of commemoration for the land wars and key sites are returned to iwi.

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