Talking New Zealand Wars History at the Marlborough Book Festival

I will be discussing New Zealand Wars history at two sessions of the Marlborough Book Festival early next month, the first featuring a cruise of the Marlborough Sounds, departing from Picton, and the second at the main festival venue in Blenheim the following day.

For both sessions I will be in conversation with local historian Ron Crosby, and discussing my most recent work, The New Zealand Wars/Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa as well as The Great War for New Zealand

Session details:

Our Heritage

- in conversation with Ron Crosby

8.45am-12pm, Friday 5 July, MV Odyssea Cruise (departing Marlborough Tour Company - Town Wharf #5, Picton Marina 9am), $125 
Come and cruise the beautiful Marlborough Sounds aboard Marlborough Tour Company's MV Odyssea. Enjoy brunch and gain insight into some of the lesser-known aspects of Aotearoa history, including the Wairau Afray, with Dr Vincent O’Malley in conversation with Marlborough-based historian Ron Crosby.

The New Zealand Wars

- in conversation with Ron Crosby

10am-11am, Saturday 6 July, ASB Theatre, 2 Hutcheson St, Blenheim, $20 
Following on from his best-selling The Great War For New Zealand, Waikato 1800-2000, Dr Vincent O’Malley’s new book released in May 2019, The New Zealand Wars, provides an essential account of the series of conflicts that profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation’s history.
He talks with Marlborough-based historian Ron Crosby about the conflicts and their legacy, including the calamitous clash at Tuamarina known as the Wairau Affray.


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