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2023 Talks and Events

In the past twelve months I have taken part in a number of different talks and events alongside other participants.     Here, I provide links to those available to view online, organised chronologically.   Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement, February 2023 An online panel discussion with the 2022 recipients of the Prime Ministers Awards for Literary Achievement:   • Fiction: Stephanie Johnson – a celebrated and popular author of twelve novels, as well as poetry, short stories, and writing for stage and television • Nonfiction: Vincent O’Malley - a distinguished author and historian of the New Zealand Wars and Te Tiriti o Waitangi • Poetry: James Norcliffe – an acclaimed poet and writer for children and young adults, as well as a prolific editor and poetry champion   All three writers will read and discuss their work with award winning writer and broadcaster, Nick Bollinger.     Scarred Nations Symposium, Auckland Museum, April 2023 Scarred City: Tāmaki Makaurau and t

2023 Humanities Aronui Medal

Dr Vincent O'Malley has been awarded the Humanities Aronui Medal for his contribution to the research, knowledge, and public understanding of New Zealand history, particularly of the New Zealand Wars and Māori-Pākehā relations throughout the nineteenth century. Dr Vincent O'Malley has been at the forefront of efforts to ensure New Zealanders take ownership of their history.    He was prominent in the push to have New Zealand history taught in all schools, supporting the campaign started by Ōtorohanga College students in 2014.    His public engagement is backed by his scholarship, including several books on the New Zealand Wars.      Vincent’s current research includes a Marsden research project, co-led with Professor Joanna Kidman, tracing shifting historical perspectives of the New Zealand Wars.      Vincent’s internationally

NZ Wars: Stories of Wairau

The fourth chapter in RNZ’s NZ Wars series examines the events that led to the first armed conflict between Ngāti Toa, the New Zealand Company and Nelson settlers just three years after the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. NZ Wars: Stories of Wairau , produced by the Aotearoa Media Collective and Great Southern Television for RNZ, documents the clash that took place on 17 June 1843 between renowned Ngāti Toa fighting chiefs Te Rauparaha and Te Rangihaeata and the notorious New Zealand Company. Wairau Memorial at Tuamarina Cemetery (photo: Vincent O'Malley) The documentary examines the events that led to this conflict and its consequences which continue to reverberate nearly two centuries on. Presented by Mihingarangi Forbes and featuring Dr Vincent O’Malley and esteemed iwi historians Sir Matiu Rei, Kahu Ropata, Miria Pomare and Lloyd Carpenter, NZ Wars: Stories of Wairau explores the events that shaped our country and their ongoing influence in contemporary Aotearoa New Ze