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'The Great War for New Zealand' at Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

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Vincent O’Malley is a professional historian and partner in the Wellington research consultancy HistoryWorks. He has published widely on New Zealand history, including the critically-acclaimed The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000 (Bridget Williams Books), which was named New Zealand Herald book of the year for 2016.




WHEN
Saturday 17 Feb, 5:00 pm

WHERE
Chinoiserie Garden (CG)

ADMISSION
$15 General Admission
$13 Concession (Student, 65+)
$14 Early Bird (before 22 Dec)

For more information or to book tickets, visit https://hgaf.co.nz/sessions/vincent-omalley/

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/358234037922361/

Remembering the Northern War

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The battle of Ruapekapeka, fought in January 1846, was the final engagement in the war that Britain lost, as James Belich famously described it. But whether that means Ngāpuhi won the Northern War that had begun nine months earlier is in some ways a moot point.

After 1846 the Crown turned its back on the north, which was left to become a backwater as the rest of the New Zealand economy boomed. Arguably, it has never really recovered.

And so the story of the war is one of neglect, but also of remembering those who died in the conflict and the enormous damage it caused.

It is said that many generations of Ngāti Manu women have been named Te Noota, after HMS North Star, the naval vessel that destroyed their pā at Ōtuihu on 30 April 1845.

The conflict also serves as a reminder of the remarkable leaders from this period and their efforts to protect and defend their rangatiratanga.

And that is relevant today as Ngāpuhi contemplate a path ahead with their Treaty settlement. T…

'The Great War for New Zealand' at Tauranga Arts Festival

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The Waikato War was the defining conflict in New Zealand history, says historian Vincent O’Malley in his seminal new work. It was a war that inflicted a huge number of casualties (more per capita than World War 1), destroyed a thriving regional economy and set back Māori-Pakeha relations by generations.

His bold, new work The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000, has been acclaimed by Māori and Pakeha. Here, O’Malley discusses the book with Guyon Espiner.


When: Saturday, 28 October 2017

Where:  Carrus Crystal Palace, Tauranga Waterfront

Tickets:  www.taurangafestival.co.nz/writers/the-great-war-for-nz-vincent-omalley-216

See also: 'Our Place to Stand'

Six speakers have 7 minutes each to explore what it means to be a New Zealander, whether by birth or adoption, and the identity that comes with breathing the air of this chain of islands between Polynesia and Antarctica. Their notion of tūrangawaewae – places where we feel especially empowered and connected – will…

'The Great War for New Zealand' at Manawatu Writers Festival

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Author Vincent O’Malley writes with the conviction that a mature nation needs to own its history, warts and all. In this session of the Manawatu Writers Festival he explains how an open and honest reckoning of our past is vital to genuine reconciliation. 

Moving confidently into the future, Vincent argues, requires a robust understanding of where we have come from and been.




When: Sunday, 10 September:2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Where: Paper Plus, 35 Manchester Square, Feilding (see map)
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Reminder: 'The Great War for New Zealand' at Scorpio Books

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A reminder that tomorrow night I will be discussing The Great War for New Zealand with Philip Matthews at Scorpio Books, BNZ Centre, 120 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

Refreshments from 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

For those not able to attend, RDU 98.5FM will be live streaming the event in full over Facebook. Click here for the link.

By way of a taster, this morning I talked to James Dann, host of RDU's breakfast show, about the book and tomorrow night's event. Take a listen here.




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'The Great War for New Zealand' Christchurch Event at Scorpio Books

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South Auckland and the 9 July 1863 Proclamation

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He Whakaputanga - The Declaration of Independence

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