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WORD Christchurch Events

Owning History How can we see where we’re going, if we don’t know where we’ve been? In his recent Michael King Memorial Lecture, historian Vincent O’Malley stressed the importance of teaching the bloody story of the New Zealand Wars in our schools, to understand today’s society, and recently gave historical context to the Ihumātao dispute in The Spinoff . Simon Winchester has spent his career bringing to life stories from the past, and Sacha McMeeking’s research interests lie in Māori futures, which are inextricably linked to history. Join them for a lively conversation about the importance of owning our history, the good and the bad, in order to look to the future. Chaired by Peter Field. Saturday 31 August, 1.00–2.00 p.m. The Piano Christchurch Tickets $20, available from WORD Christchurch .   Vincent O'Malley: The New Zealand Wars The New Zealand Wars profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation’s history. Fought betwe